Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) - Draft Zoning Amendments

The City of Oakland wants your feedback on proposed zoning amendments for the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan!

The Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) has been developed in multiple publicly reviewed iterations over the past several years, including having been revised in response to the public comments received in late 2019 and to address COVID-19 recovery. The DOSP will be brought to City Council for adoption later this year. This Plan provides policy guidance on development, linking land use, transportation, economic development, housing, public spaces, cultural belonging, and social equity in Downtown Oakland.

The DOSP’s Zoning Amendments will include changes to both the Zoning Map and Planning Code. These are the first step toward implementing the Plan’s goals and policies. This page provides information about the Draft Zoning Amendments, opportunities to learn more, and ways to share your feedback.

Review the Draft Zoning Amendments

Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) proposed zoning map

The bulk of the proposed zoning maps and amendments to the Planning Code are available as of April 27, 2022. The details of Zoning Incentive Program (ZIP), including the base and incentive intensities and the accompanying economic analysis, will be released here in mid-May, in advance of the meeting on the topic.

Download the Draft Zoning Amendments and accompanying maps at the links below for review on your own, or review all the zoning changes and collaboratively share your feedback with other Oaklanders by visiting our interactive Konveio page.

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Proposed Zoning Map Gallery

Public Meetings

The City of Oakland will hold a series of virtual public meetings in May and June to solicit feedback on draft zoning amendments. This will include three sessions on key aspects of the amendments, followed by a DOSP Community Advisory Group (CAG) meeting and a Planning Commission Zoning Update Committee (ZUC) hearing. Community members are invited to save the following dates to attend these virtual meetings.

Informational Videos

Watch these videos to learn more about the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, the proposed changes to make downtown more livable, and about zoning in general.

What is the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan?: View this video in Chinese or Spanish:

What is Zoning?: View this video in Chinese or Spanish:


Following this series of public meetings, the City will revise the amendments and return the revisions to the Zoning Update Committee (ZUC) later in the summer. Then staff will bring both the Final Draft Zoning Amendments and the Final Draft DOSP to City Council later this year in 2022 for adoption hearings.

Click here to return to the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan main page where you can read the Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Report and sign up to receive updates, reminders, and information about how to participate in community discussions about the amendments.

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