Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan

Posted by City of Oakland, CA

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District Description

The City recently adopted a Specific Plan for the Broadway Valdez District, a neighborhood just north of downtown Oakland, adjacent to Lake Merritt. The District, an easy walk from 19th Street BART, is envisioned as attractive, regional destination for retailers and visitors. The Plan calls for a "complete" mixed-use neighborhood that is home to quality jobs, diverse housing opportunities, and a complementary mix of retail, dining, housing, entertainment, office and medical uses. The neighborhood offers a range of development opportunities, from the reuse of existing historic buildings to new construction on existing parking lots and other opportunity sites. A programmatic environmental impact report was certified for the Specific Plan, creating the possibility of a streamlined entitlement process for projects consistent with the Plan.

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Environmental Approval / Status

EIR for the Specific Plan complete. If project is consistent with the Development Program studied in the EIR, a streamlined environmental process is possible.

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Transportation

4 blocks from 19th Street BART; multiple AC Transit bus lines; free B Shuttle that travels along Broadway to and from the Broadway Valdez District to Uptown, Lake Merritt, and Jack London Square. Easy access from the I-980 and I-580 freeways.

Private Investment

Sprouts grocery store is under construction and CVS Pharmacy is moving into an historic building. Around 150,000 square feet of new retail/commercial space and 1,200 new housing units are either under construction or in the development pipeline.

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Created on February 4th, 2015 (last updated about 1 year ago)