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Oakland’s manufacturing belt stretches from the Oakland International Airport to the Port of Oakland and on to the border of Emeryville, via Mandela Parkway. Covering more than 5,000 acres of strategically located real estate, the area contains more than 24 million square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and distribution facilities. Oakland's strengths are in Food & Beverage Manufacturing, Electrical Equipment, Appliance and Components, Primary Metals, Paper including Printing, Fabricated Metals, and Furniture and other related products. Our innovative "Maker" sector is advancing the presence of Advanced Manufacturing, including R&D, Engineering and Prototyping of new products, and new electrical applications including Lighting applications and other components, Textile & Garment Design and Industrial Arts invention.
Thank you to our presenters on 11.18.14: Miguel Palma, KenCreative; Bill Whelan, Matson Logistics; Harvindar Singh, Whole Foods; John McManus, Cushman Wakefield; Ed Del Beccarro, Transwestern; Rod Hirsch, US Dept of Commerce/Export.gov; Bill Browne, Manex Consulting. All of your excellent presentations may be viewed directly below.
View Transwestern RE Presentation of 11.18.14 Manufacturing & Industrial Forum (link forthcoming)
The Economic & Workforce Development Department encourages economic growth in selected industrial areas through its Industrial District Strategy. Two public infrastructure assessment and recommendations reports (East Oakland and West Oakland) provide the groundwork for implementing this Strategy. These reports examine the existing infrastructure, disucss gateway and streetscape opportunities, and establish priorities for implementing improvements.
West Oakland Public Infrastructure Report (3/2011)
This West Oakland Public Infrastructure Assessment and Recommendations Report examines Mandela Parkway and 3rd Street Corridor Commercial Industrial Zones’ current transportation network and infrastructure to develop an infrastructure framework that sets the foundation for further planning and design efforts needed to implement the overall Industrial District Strategy.
Industrial Vacancy Rates
• 4.7% (Q3, 2014) down from 5.6% (Q3, 2013) Vacancy Rate
• $0.59/sf (Q3, 2014) up from $0.49 in Q3, 2013) Average Asking Rate (NNN)
Source: 2014, Cushman and Wakefield
2014 Largest completed new industrial project: Goodman Birtcher- Pardee Lane: 374,725 sf
The City has developed an innovative set of resources and tools to enable brownfields reutilization, which are underutilized sites where reuse is complicated by the real or perceived threat of environmental contamination. The Brownfields program will increase Oakland's landstock for potential development.
For a list of available sites, please contact the call the City of Oakland Brownfields Action Team Hotline at 510.238.3741 or firstname.lastname@example.org.