As I mentioned a couple of months ago, 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).
Two workshops this week will mark the third and final series of public workshops regarding this plan. The first round was held in September. For those who weren’t able to attend, slides from that community meeting (PDF) and a presentation about the project to the Community Advisory Committee (PDF) are available on the City’s website. The second set of public workshops was held in November. Slides from the presentation at that meeting (PDF) are also available online.
The first of this week’s workshops will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, January 11th from 6 to 8 PM at Arise High School, located at 3508 E. 12th Street (on the 2nd floor, above Citibank). That meeting will focus on the portion of the planning area from 14th Avenue to 51st Avenue.
The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, January 12th from 6 to 8 PM at Greenleaf Elementary School, located at 6328 E. 17th Street. That meeting will focus on the portion of the planning area between 51st Avenue and Durant Avenue.
I won’t be able to attend either of the meetings, but if anyone manages to make it to one of them, I’d love to hear back about what you thought in the comments here.