Surplus Land

When the City of Oakland declares a property as “surplus land” pursuant to the State Surplus Land Act, the Oakland City Council will make a declaration of surplus during a public hearing. Following the declaration of surplus, the City must provide a Notice of Availability to eligible entities, including the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), any local public entity within the jurisdiction where the surplus local land is located, and developers who have notified HCD of their interest in developing affordable housing on surplus local land.

Date Posted: July 27th, 2020 @ 4:46 PM
Last Updated: October 19th, 2020 @ 1:50 PM

Oakland's Public Lands Resolution

On December 14, 2018, the City Council adopted Resolution No. 87483 C.M.S. (the Public Lands Resolution or PLR), setting forth a new policy framework for the disposition of City-owned real estate. According to the PLR, City-owned land should be prioritized for use as affordable housing; the disposition of such sites should follow a transparent and accountable public process that is inclusive of Oakland’s many diverse communities; and projects should adhere to certain green building standards and local hire requirements.

The PLR also includes a requirement for a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) on all projects, however, this PLA provision cannot become effective until the City completes its public engagement process and equity analysis regarding a City-wide PLA and Community Workforce Agreement (CWA), which began in July of 2018 and is still ongoing.

State Surplus Lands Act Notification Requirements

Effective January 1, 2020, Assembly Bill (AB) No.1486 amended the State Surplus Lands Act (SLA) by prohibiting local agencies from commencing negotiations over the sale or lease of surplus property prior to sending notices about available, surplus local public land to designated entities (Eligible Entities), including:

  • HCD
  • Any local public entity within the jurisdiction where the surplus local land is located
  • Developers who have notified HCD of their interest in developing affordable housing on surplus local land.

Importantly, AB 1486 now requires a local agency to declare property as “surplus land” before taking any actions to dispose of such property, including issuance of a NOA or request for proposals (RFP). The declaration must be made by the legislative body of the local agency.

Following the declaration of surplus, the City must provide a NOA to the Eligible Entities for specified uses, including affordable housing, parks and recreation, and schools. An Eligible Entity desiring to purchase or lease the surplus land for any of the purposes described above must notify the City in writing of its intent to purchase or lease the land within 60 days after receipt of the City’s notification of intent to dispose of the land.

If the City receives notice of interest from any Eligible Entities, the SLA mandates a 90-day negotiation period with any designated entities that submit timely offers. If no notice of interest is received or negotiations do not result in a disposition, the City may proceed with disposing of the land. The SLA does not require the City to dispose of surplus land at less than fair market value. However, the SLA requires that, at a minimum, any subsequent development of 10 or more residential units on the site must designate at least 15 percent of units as affordable.

To receive notices for new NOAs, interested developers must notify the State's HCD of their interest in receiving notices for surplus public land by completing HCD's Developer Interest Survey.

For more information regarding the SLA, please visit the State's Surplus Lands webpage.

State Surplus Lands Noticing Process
State Surplus Lands Noticing Process

Municipal Surplus Lands Disposition Process

Following release of the NOA, If no notice of interest is received or negotiations do not result in a disposition, the City may proceed with disposing of the land in accordance with Oakland's disposition procedures. During this stage, the City will release an RFP for the disposition and development of its surplus property. Eligible respondents are no longer restricted to the Eligible Entities designated by the State SLA. In accordance with the City's Public Lands Resolution, the criteria for requested projects will be developed with input from local residents, businesses, and other community-centered organizations based in Oakland.

To receive new RFP/RFQ opportunities to develop on City-owned land, please subscribe to the City's RFP/RFQ subscription list.

List of Surplus Property

Site & Address Parcel Number(s) Notices & Legislation SLA Noticing Status

Oakland Alameda County Coliseum Complex
7000 Coliseum Way

041-3901-008
041-3901-009

Noticing period ended on June 1, 2020

Fire Alarm Building
1310 Oak Street

002-0091-001

Noticing period ended on March 24, 2020

Longcroft Drive

48D-7277-32

Pending NOA release

1911 Telegraph Avenue

8-716-58

Pending NOA release

Barcelona Parcel (Oak Knoll)
Barcelona Street

48-6870-2

Pending NOA release

73rd Avenue & Foothill Boulevard

39-3291-20

Pending NOA release

36th Avenue & Foothill Boulevard
3550, 3566, 3600, 3614 Foothill Boulevard

32-2084-50
32-2084-51
32-2115-37-1
32-2115-38-1

Pending NOA release

8280 & 8296 MacArthur Boulevard


43A-4644-26
43A-4644-28

Pending NOA release

1800 San Pablo Lot
1800 San Pablo Avenue

8-642-18

Pending NOA release

10451 MacArthur Boulevard

47-5576-7-3

Pending NOA release

2759 & 2777 Foothill Boulevard

25-733-8-2
25-733-8-3

Pending NOA release

98th Avenue & Stearns Avenue
9418 Edes Avenue & 606 Clara Street

44-5014-5
44-5014-6-3

Pending NOA release

Rotunda Garage Remainder
524 16th Street

8-620-9-3

Pending NOA release

Miller Library Site
1449 Miller Avenue

20-153-6

Pending NOA release

7318 International Boulevard

40-3317-32

Pending NOA release

3050 International Boulevard & Derby Street
1443 Derby Street

25-719-7-1
25-720-2-1

Pending NOA release

Montclair Firehouse
6226 Moraga Avenue

48F-7361-11
48F-7361-12

Pending NOA release

Coliseum City
796 66th Avenue, 6775 (7001) Oakport Street, 711 71st Avenue, 7001 Snell Street, 73rd Avenue, 728 73rd Avenue, 710 73rd Avenue, 633 Hegenberger Road, 8000 S. Coliseum Way, 66th Avenue, Edgewater Drive

41-3901-4
41-3902-21
41-4170-1-2
41-4170-5-4
41-4173-1-3
41-4173-2-2
41-4173-3-6
42-4328-1-16
42-4328-1-24
41-3901-10
41-3902-13-5
41-3902-13-6

Pending NOA release

Contact us

For more information on a surplus land parcel or the City's surplus lands disposition process, please email surplusland@oaklandca.gov.