This is the sixth specific plan undertaken in Oakland in recent years, and the first ever for downtown. Creating a specific plan for this remaining area will help weave together the existing specific plans in the surrounding areas (shown in the map at right).
All specific plans involve significant participation from the public and other governmental agencies. Emerging themes include:
- Housing and affordability
- Economic opportunity
- Social and racial equity
- Culture keeping
- Preservation and an inclusive public realm
- Connectivity & mobility
The City will be holding a series of public meetings in conjunction with the release of the Draft Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report in August/September 2019. Concurrently, the City is conducting a feasibility study for a Zoning Incentive program to determine how the increased land value created through potential zone changes can be incentivized towards a predetermined list of community benefits. The draft feasibility study will available for public review in late September 2019.
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