City of Oakland General Plan Update | Oakland 2045 General Plan

The General Plan Update for Oakland's 2045 General Plan is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for all Oaklanders to work together to create a visionary blueprint for the future of our City. Once approved in 2025, the Oakland 2045 General Plan will guide the development of our City for the following two decades. The Oakland 2045 General Plan will craft a new direction for the future of Oakland, one focused on creating an equitable and just city.

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May 12, 2022

City of Oakland Publishes Draft Housing Element for the Oakland 2045 General Plan

The draft General Plan Housing Element outlines the strategies and policies the City will implement over the next eight years in order to meet Oakland’s housing needs. The Housing Element was last updated in 2015 and is now being updated with public input to reflect the recent housing opportunities, challenges, and approaches that have emerged in the Oakland community, as well as to comply with new state laws.

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Project Timeline

  • April 2021 - August 2021

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

  • October 5, 2021

    City Council Consideration of Recommended Consultant Team Approach, Selected Teams, and Appropriation of Grant Funds.

  • November 2021

    Project Kickoff

  • November 2021 – January 2023

    Phase I

    • 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

    • Land Use and Transportation (LUTE) Element Update
    • Open Space, Conservation and Recreation (OSCAR) Element Update
    • Noise Element Update
    • (New) 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

For a more detailed explanation of the Oakland 2045 General Plan Schedule, go here.

Project Team

The General Plan Update team includes City staff, and our consultant team consisting of Dyett & Bhatia and the Deeply Rooted Collaborative.

City staff leading the project include:

  • Lakshmi Rajagopalan - Planner IV, Project Manager for Phase 1
  • Audrey Lieberworth - Acting Planner III, Housing Element Lead
  • Daniel Findley - Planner III, Safety Element Lead
  • Diana Perez-Domenchich, Acting Planner III, Environmental Justice Element Lead
  • Khalilha Haynes - Planner II, Lead - Industrial Lands Vision, Co-Lead Phase 1 Code Amendments
  • Stephanie Skelton - Public Service Representative, Project Support
  • Laura Kaminski - Strategic Planning Manager
  • Michael Branson - Deputy City Attorney

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