Projects

St Andrews Plaza

The renovation of St. Andrew's Plaza is substantially complete, with the exception of some signage that has yet to be installed. Community partnership/stewardship programs are now being formed that are necessary for the Plaza's success.

Telegraph Plan | 2014

The goals of the Telegraph Avenue Complete Streets Plan is to improve safety and accessibility for all users, make the street more comfortable and enjoyable for people walking and biking, and balance the needs and convenience of all users.

Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project

Funding by a State of California grant, the Uptown Wayfinding Signage Pilot Project brought together City staff and interested stakeholders to improve the signage in the triangle bounded by 14th Street, West Grand Avenue, San Pablo Avenue and Broadway.

Walk This Way

An interdisciplinary strategy to improve underpasses in Oakland.

Watershed Markers: Creeks Beneath Your Feet

Former creeks, now buried in culverts, are memorialized by a series of bronze relief sculptures embedded into sidewalks at locations above these culverts. The pieces portray stepping stones surrounded by native fauna that inhabit the creeks such as Rainbow Trout, Pacific Chorus Frogs, California Newts and dragonflies. Each site features five bronze “stepping stones” inviting the visitor to step across as if crossing a creek.

West Oakland Assessment Grants

In 2009, the US EPA awarded the City of Oakland two “community-wide” brownfield assessment grants totaling $400,000 for use in west Oakland.