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Oakland Army Base Project
The Oakland Army Base is poised to become the gateway to Oakland and the East Bay when the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge is completed.
Located in West Oakland, the 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 Area.
The 1,800-acre Army Base Project Area is divided into three major sub-districts: 16th and Wood Sub-district, the Maritime Sub-district and the Oakland Army Base (OARB) Sub-district. The Project Area is generally bounded by Wood Street, and the Oakland Inner, Middle and Outer Harbors of the Port of Oakland.
The Office of Neighborhood Investment, with the Port and ABM/CCG, is supporting development of the former Army Base by improving infrastructure, remediating hazardous substances in soils and groundwater, and improving housing in the Wood Street area. The Office of Neighborhood Investment is forming a public-private partnership to facilitate the best and highest use of the Army Base.
The Oakland Army Base Project Area will benefit the community in many ways:
- Create jobs
- Expand business opportunities and services
- Improve the visual environment
- Increase public access to and along the Oakland waterfront
- Improve efficiency of Port operations
- Remain environmentally sustainable
Boundaries: Wood Street, Oakland Inner, Middle and Outer Harbor (Port of Oakland)
Size: 170 acres
PAC (yes or no): No—the West Oakland Community Advisory Group (WOCAG) is the official forum for public discussions about the Oakland Army Base. See below for more information on WOCAG meetings.
- Redevelopment Plan
- Five-Year Implementation Plan: Vision Document
- Development Plan – Final Report
- Site Information, Analyses & Reports
- Execute an Land Disposition and Development Agreement (LDDA) with Master Developer. Begin infrastructure improvements.
- Execute ground lease and support truck depot construction.
- Receive approval of development plans for 16th Street Train Station.
- Continue planning for the development of the Gateway Park and adjoining amenities.
- Gateway Development Area Project—A “One Team, One Vision, One Project” development by a public-private partnership among the Agency, the Port of Oakland and the selected Master Developer.
- Wood Street Development Project— Construction of separate mixed-use developments within the Project site by individual Project Sponsors, These will consist of residential, live-work and retail uses, along with non-retail commercial space. Developments include 1,500 planned housing units and the 16th Street Train Station Historic Rehabilitation. more>
- New Port Infrastructure— includes Intermodal Rail Terminal and Roadways
- Master Developer Selection Process— After reviewing proposals and conducting interviews, the Agency Board entered into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement in January 2010 with AMB Property/California Capital Group.
- Iron Works Building— Completion of 99 affordable housing units in the Wood Street Development Project.
Community Advisory Group
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 Oakland Redevelopment Agency and the Port of Oakland. The public is welcome to attend the group's meetings.
Meeting Day: Fourth Thursday of the month (except August and December).
Location: West Oakland Senior Center, 1724 Adeline Street
For additional WOCAG information, please contact Hui Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 238-7693.
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.