Project Background and Application
The Lake Merritt Station Area Plan community engagement process began in 2008 and the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan was adopted by City Council in late 2014. The Station Area Plan lays out a community-based vision for the roughly one-half-mile radius around the Lake Merritt BART Station in Downtown Oakland (PLN20038). The two development sites included in this Preliminary Development Plan are located in the center of the Planning Area and both blocks are identified as “Opportunity Sites” in the Station Area Plan.
In the Spring of 2018, BART released a request for qualifications for a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) at two blocks owned by BART at the Lake Merritt BART station. In May 2018, BART invited four teams to submit a proposal and in September 2018, BART selected the STRADA/EBALC team to develop the site. In March 2019, BART and the applicant team submitted a pre-application for initial review and coordination with the City. The applicant team submitted a formal application for the Preliminary Development Plan to the City of Oakland in February 2020 and CEQA review was initiated. The application was deemed complete in November 2020.
Developer Contact Information
William Goodman, 314-276-0707