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Downtown Oakland development plan released for public review

By September 12, 2019 No Comments
Community members are encouraged to participate in a series of public meetings to learn more about the plan's goals for guiding a vital and equitable development of the city's downtown. (Photo courtesy of VisitOakland.com)

Oakland’s Planning and Building Department recently released a draft specific plan for downtown Oakland along with a draft environmental impact report for the public to review.

City officials said there is a 45-day public comment period for both documents that closes on Oct. 15.

Community members are encouraged to participate in a series of public meetings to learn more about the plan’s goals for guiding a vital and equitable development of the city’s downtown.

Community members also can ask questions of the city’s planning team and offer their thoughts on the plan.

The first hearing on the plan was held at the Planning Commission’s meeting on Sept. 4.

People who want to view the draft downtown Oakland specific plan and the draft environmental impact report, and check  for upcoming meetings, including starting times and locations, may visit oakland.ca.gov.