City of Oakland General Plan Update

The City of Oakland’s General Plan has not been comprehensively updated in over 20 years. That's about to change, and we need your help! The General Plan Update is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all Oaklanders to work together to create a visionary blueprint for the future of our City over the next two decades.

Request for Proposals

Project Timeline

  • April 2021 - August 2021

    Issue Request for Proposals (RFP) and Select Consultant Team to Assist City Staff

  • September 2021

    Project Kickoff

  • September 2021 – January 2023

    Phase I

    • Vision Statement and Equity Framework
    • Strategic Plan
    • Land Use, Transportation, and Open Space Framework
    • Industrial Land Use Policy
    • (New) Environmental Justice Element
    • Housing Element Update
    • Safety Element Update
    • Racial Equity Impact Analysis
    • Zoning Code and Map Update
    • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Process
    • Implementation Matrix and Monitoring Program
    • Review and Adoption
  • January 2023 – July 2025

    Phase II

    • Preferred Alternative Refinement
    • Land Use and Transportation (LUTE) Element Update
    • Open Space, Conservation and Recreation (OSCAR) Element Update
    • Noise Element Update
    • (Optional) Historic Preservation Element
    • (Optional) Infrastructure and Facilities Element
    • Zoning Code and Map Update
    • Racial Equity Impact Analysis
    • Implementation Matrix and Monitoring Program
    • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Process
    • Review and Adoption

Project Team

Ed Manasse - Deputy Director of Planning

Laura Kaminski - Acting Strategic Planning Manager

Christina Ferracane - General Plan Project Manager

Lakshmi Rajagopalan - General Plan Project Planner

Diana Perez-Domencich – General Plan Project Planner

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