To enable redevelopment, in 2019 the City, with funding from its Federal, State, Regional partners, completed an extensive public improvement project that remediated the soil and rebuilt the roads, infrastructure and bike paths and prepared the sites for development. In total, the public improvements project at the Gateway Industrial District created 14,760 linear feet of road improvements and associated utilities, including 7,803 linear feet of new Class 1 bike/pedestrian trails, 8,210 linear feet of Class 2 bike trails, 8,648 linear feet of new pedestrian sidewalks, and 3 rail crossings, connecting the City and the Port to the future Gateway Park and integrating the former base into the multimodal transportation fabric of the City.
Key development objectives of the public improvements in the Gateway Industrial District were to provide access to waterfront public areas, promote the extension of the Bay Trail system with public access to the Bay Bridge isthmus and to promote pedestrian-friendly environments to provide pleasant places for workers and visitors. To achieve these objectives, bike and pedestrian paths were constructed that connect the District to the Bay Trail and Bay Bridge.
As part of the public infrastructure work at the Gateway Industrial District, several roadways have been improved and rebuilt to meet current standards. Maritime Street was improved with intersection controls, bicycle/pedestrian paths, repaving and landscaping. Burma Road west of Maritime Street was extended to the western edge of the Gateway Industrial District. The portion of the roadway closest to Maritime Street was realigned to comply with standard traffic safety regulations for distances between intersections and create usable parcels south of West Grand Avenue. A new section of Burma Road was constructed from Maritime Street east to the vicinity of West Grand Avenue.
The Gateway Industrial District also includes rail crossings and plans for new rail lines to connect to the adjacent rail yard constructed by the Port of Oakland and support maritime uses.
New utility systems, such as water distribution, wastewater collection, stormwater collection, gas distribution, electrical systems, security, telecommunications and similar systems, were constructed to serve the development.
Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate development and logistics, is nearing completion of its portion of the nearly one million square foot master planned, Oakland Global Trade and Logistics Center at the Gateway Industrial District. Phase I, 256,000-square foot building, was completed in August 2017. Phase II, 232,000-square foot building, was completed in June 2019. Phase III, 190,000-square foot building will be completed by the end of 2020.
For more information, visit the Prologis website: www.prologis.com and Distribution, Warehousing and Logistics Facilities page.
The City is working with two recyclers to relocate their recycling operations to the Gateway Industrial District. For more information, visit the Recycling Facilities Page.
The City’s redevelopment plan includes providing ancillary maritime services and a bulk marine terminal. For more information, visit the Maritime Services Page.
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