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Oakland Army Base Project
The Former Oakland Army Base
Location: West Oakland, the former Oakland Army Base served as a U.S. Army facility until it closed in 1999. In 2000, the Oakland City Council designated the Base and surrounding properties as a Redevelopment Project Area. The 1,800-acre Army Base Project Area was divided into three major sub-districts: 16th and Wood, Maritime, and Oakland Army Base (OARB). The OARB was further divided into two areas: the Gateway Development Area owned by the Oakland Redevelopment Agency and the Port Development Area owned by the Port of Oakland. Following the dissolution of the Redevelopment Agency in 2012 as a consequence of ABx1 26, the Gateway Development Area was transferred to the City by deed, and the City assumed all of the environmental obligations attached to the entire former OARB sub-district, and all of the redevelopment obligations for the Gateway Development Area.
Quick Fact References & Maps
- OARB Boundaries: Interstate 80, East Bay Municipal District wastewater treatment plant, Oakland Inner, Middle and Outer Harbor (Port of Oakland), Interstate 880, 7th Street
- Approximate OARB Land Area: 310 acres (City 159 acres / Port 151 acres), excluding submerged lands and existing roadways.
- Documents & Reports
- Map Showing Gateway Development Sub Areas
- Port of Oakland Seaport Logistics Complex
- Oakland Global Website
With funding commitments from the City of Oakland and major grant funding from the Federal Government, Transportation Commissions of the State of California and Alameda County, the City and Port of Oakland are leveraging significant private investment by transforming approximately 300 acres of the former Oakland Army Base into a modern logistics center master planned to shift traffic from trucks to trains on site and thereby reduce truck trips through cities within Alameda County to the Central Valley which will help to improve air quality, neighborhood and roadway safety along with the creation of a significant number of direct and indirect job.
Public Improvement Public Funding Partners
- In 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a Tiger 2 Planning Grant in the amount of approximately $1.6 million dollars towards the development of the approved site-wide master planning effort;
- In 2013, the State of California, California Transportation Commission approved a $176.3 million dollar Trade and Corridor Improvement Fund (TCIF) grant for the construction of Public Improvements at the former Oakland Army Base; and
- In 2016, The Alameda Transportation Commission approved a $41 million dollar grant for the construction of Public Roadway Improvements at the former Oakland Army Base.
In November 2016, Prologis, the global leader in industrial real estate development and logistics started construction on the first of three state of the art logistics facilities to be developed at the former Oakland Army Base. The first out-of-the-ground development totaling 25,000-square foot facility is part of the nearly one million square foot master planned, 160-acre Oakland Global Trade and Logistics Center. The first phrase of Prologis development is expected to be completed by mid-2017. Phases two and three will add another 410,000 square feet of new Class A industrial space. Meanwhile, the Port of Oakland is opening a 370,000 square foot refrigerated "Cool Port" warehouse and distribution facility. The new logistics cluster is anticipated to create thousands of new jobs while reducing truck traffic and pollution.
For more information, please use this link to visit the Prologis website: Prologisoglc.com
Community Advisory Groups
West Oakland Community Advisory Group (WOCAG)
West Oakland Community Advisory Group (WOCAG) was formed in 1996 as the citizen advisory body for development of the former Oakland Army Base, as part of the federal community base reuse planning process. Membership is drawn from West Oakland residents, businesses and community organizations, and is set at 16 members. WOCAG is staffed by the City of Oakland and the Port of Oakland. The public is welcome to attend the group's meetings.
- Roster of WOCAG Members
- Reports: Recommendations to City Council on the reuse of the “Gateway” Development Area, June 2008; Staff Report on WOCAG Renewal, February 2007
- Meets: Fourth Thursday of the month (except August and December).
- Time: 6–8pm
- Location: West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street
For additional WOCAG information, please contact John Monetta at email@example.com or (510) 238-7125.
Community Jobs Agreement Working Group
Community Jobs Agreement Working Group (CJAWG) is a community advisory group that will develop an overarching Community Jobs Agreement for the Army Base project, which will encompass construction and operations jobs. The Project Labor Agreement with the City for the construction phase of the Army Base project will be based upon the goals and policies of the Community Jobs Agreement. The CJAWG is recommending consideration for local hire, a jobs center, apprenticeships and disadvantaged workers.
Membership in the CJAWG is drawn from community coalitions and other Army Base project stakeholders.
Reports: CJAWG - January 10, 2012 Report; CED Report - Jobs Working Group - January 24, 2012, Cooperation Agreement - December 2012
For additional CJAWG information, please contact John Monetta at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 238-7125.