Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan)

The City of Oakland is preparing a specific plan for downtown Oakland to ensure continued growth and revitalization to benefit both downtown residents and the larger community. The plan will provide sound policy guidance on development, linking land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public spaces, cultural arts, and social equity.

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Aug 08, 2019

Community Review of Draft Downtown Plan Runs til Nov. 8!

The Draft Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) are available as of August 30, 2019. The public review period for the Draft Plan and EIR was extended until November 8.

Downtown Oakland Preliminary Draft Plan
Jan 16, 2019

City releases Preliminary Draft Plan for downtown

The Preliminary Draft Plan describes transformative ideas and recommendations that connect the community’s goals to potential strategic actions. It will be reviewed by the community and revised to create the Draft Specific Plan by summer 2019.

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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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Map location for Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (Downtown Plan), located at 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza in Oakland, CA 94110
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
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Oakland, CA 94110

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