Planning for TOD on International Boulevard

The City of Oakland is currently in the process of creating a plan that identifies opportunities for Transit Oriented Development along the International Boulevard corridor. With the assistance of consultants Raimi + Associates, the City is exploring the potential for creating successful Transit Oriented Development projects along International Boulevard in in the following areas: San Antonio (PDF) (14th to 19th Avenues), Fruitvale (PDF) (23rd to 42nd Avenues), Havenscourt (PDF) (57th to 61st Avenues), Hegenburger (PDF) (71st to 77th Avenues), Elmhurst (PDF) (89th to 101st Avenues), and Elmhurst South (PDF) (102nd Avenue to Durant).

There were two public workshops held about the plan back in September. I didn’t make either of them, but you can get an overview by looking at the slides from the community meeting (PDF) and a presentation about the project to the Community Advisory Committee (PDF).

Anyway, if this interests you, it’s not too late to get involved in the planning process. There are going to be two public workshops about this plan next week. The first one will be held on Monday, November 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Louis Bertrand School (1410 100th Avenue), and will be focused on the portion of the Corridor from 60th to Durant.

The second workshop, focusing on the portion of the Corridor from 14th to 60th, will be held on Tuesday, November 9th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at St. Anthony’s Church (1535 16th Avenue).

Download a flyer for the meeting here (PDF).

6 thoughts on “Planning for TOD on International Boulevard

  1. Karen Smulevitz

    Went to the workshop at St. Louis Bertrand, and was pleased to find it so well planned. A little slow at first with overview and review, but the small group discussions were animated and constructive. There was a little rehashing and grumbling against BRT from a few participants, but mostly people saw it as an opportunity to express their views on their desire for improving the corridor. Worth attending.

  2. Karen Bishop

    Chris, The idea is that a municipal ID card (if voted yes) would be issued to Oaklander’s as a substitute for federal or state issued ID. It’s my understanding that if you are ineligible to have ID, Oakland can provide you one. And the 2nd idea is to create a local currency so people will buy in Oakland.

    I’ve heard the local currency idea floated around at the beginning of the mayoral campaigns but haven’t heard anything further about it. It is coming up for a vote tonight.