We hope to see you at tonight’s Hands-On Design Workshop, which kicks off a ten-day series of events to engage the public in planning Downtown Oakland’s future.
At the end of the ten-day charrette, the community and planning team will have collaboratively developed the bones of Plan Downtown, which will guide future land use, development, housing, employment, transportation, community character and arts and culture in Downtown.
Monday, October 19, 6 to 8pm
Hands-On Design Workshop – TONIGHT
The Rotunda Building, 300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Consultants will lead the public through discussion and activities to identify the important issues associated with the future of Downtown and illustrate how Oaklanders might like to see the area evolve.
Tuesday, October 20 through Tuesday, October 27
Open Design Studio
9 am to 6 pm daily (closed Sunday), open until 8 pm on Tuesdays and Thursday
1544 Broadway, across from Latham Square
Drop by at any time to meet the City’s Plan Downtown team, including experts in fields such as environment, architecture and economics. Share your ideas, ask questions and find out what other Oaklanders are envisioning for Downtown.
Thursday, October 22, 6 to 7 pm
Pin-up Open House
An illustrative plan designed throughout the week to help visualize change will be pinned up on the wall for the public to see and discuss.
Saturday, October 24, 9 am to Noon
Downtown Walking Tour
Tour departs from 1544 Broadway
The walking tour will highlight areas of change and opportunity in Downtown, giving tour participants a chance to consider the existing urban form and possibilities for growth.
Tuesday, October 27, 12:30 to 1:30 pm
City transportation staff will provide information about the Downtown Oakland Parking Study and facilitate a conversation about parking strategies.
Wednesday, October 28, 6 to 8 pm
The Paramount Theatre, 2025 Broadway
The planning team will present the ideas, goals and draft visualizations generated for Plan Downtown to get feedback from the public to make sure the plan is on the right track.
For more information on the Plan Downtown Oakland, please visit the project web page at www.oaklandnet.com/plandowntownoakland.