The Downtown Oakland Specific Plan community process kicked off with a design charrette (a ten-day hands-on workshop and open studio) open to the public in fall of 2015, and has continued with other big community meetings, surveys, and smaller meetings with community organizations, neighborhood groups and individual stakeholders.
Additionally, the following groups provide input into the Plan:
- Community Advisory Group. The Community Advisory Group is comprised of representative from a variety of fields who provide technical knowledge on issues such as urban design and real estate development, feasibility, as well as larger housing organizations and business improvement districts. Additionally, the group includes representatives of the local neighborhood groups, artist community, as well as youth, health and advocacy organizations to help direct the policies and decisions of Plan Downtown. This single group replaces the former “Technical Advisory Group” and the “Community Stakeholder Group.”
- Targeted Stakeholder Groups. During the design
charrette, community representatives participated in focus groups
targeted to specific topics. Representatives of communities and
organizations addressing these topics have been included in other
meetings throughout the process. Topics include:
- Housing (affordable & market-rate)
- Arts and culture
- People with disabilities
- Local business
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