- Downtown Oakland Disparity Analysis Draft (January, 2018)
- Tools to Expand Arts & PDR Workspaces (September, 2017)
- Downtown Fiscal Analysis (September, 2017)
- Downtown's Economic Role in the City and Region (September, 2017)
- Equity SWOT Analysis Draft (May, 2017)
- Art & Culture Best Practices and Case Studies (March, 2017)
Related Projects and Publications
Several other studies and projects that impact the Downtown are underway concurrent with the Plan Downtown process, some of which are being managed by partner agencies. The City is working to ensure consistency with these projects and the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan.
City of Oakland
- Oakland At Home (Mayor's Housing Cabinet Findings)
- Top Three Strategies to Stem Artist Displacement (Mayor's Artist Housing and Workspace Task Force)
- Citywide Impact Fee Nexus Study
- Draft Oakland Downtown Parking Management Plan (Downtown Parking Supply Study)
- Broadway Transit Circulator Study
- Latham Square Project
- West Oakland Specific Plan Equity Strategy
- Single Room Occupancy Residential Hotel (SRO) Study
Other Community Organizations
- Black Arts Movement and Business District information
- Status of Bay Area Nonprofit Space and Facilities
- Oakland/Alameda Freeway Access Project (Alameda County Transportation Commission)
- Core Capacity Study (Metropolitan Transportation Commission)
Requests for Proposals
A request for proposals (RFP) is a formal document the City issues when soliciting proposals from an outside organization to help develop a project such as a specific plan.
Downtown Specific Plan
The City of Oakland released a RFP in January 2015 for a consultant to partner with the City on the Downtown Specific Plan. The Dover Kohl & Partners team was selected to lead the process.
The City of Oakland is committed to advancing policy and institutional change to address structural inequality throughout Oakland. To support concrete steps toward this goal, the Planning & Building Department issued a RFP to develop a social equity strategy that will guide this and future specific plans. The strategy will ensure that policies are developed to address the physical environment and economic conditions for all people, including those with the fewest resources, through the promotion of participatory engagement and positive social change.