News & Updates

Timeline

July, 2014 through September, 2014 – Meetings with community groups to review conceptual design and hear feedback.

September, 2014 – Submit City of Oakland Zoning Pre-Application.

January, 2015 through October, 2015 – Meetings with community groups, neighbors, and open houses to review design developments and hear feedback.

March, 2015 – Submit City of Oakland Use Permit Application.

July, 2015 – Begin CEQA review process.

September, 2015 – The Design Review Committee meeting is coming up on September 30. Please join us at 4:30 PM in Meeting Room 1 of City Hall. You may also view the staff report and design drawings here.

October, 2015 – The Design Review Committee unanimously supported the project and has provided us with some helpful feedback and suggestions for moving forward. Please check back soon for design updates.

November, 2015 – Temporary Urban Farm use permit approved. In anticipation of the permanent rooftop farm we’ll be installing a temporary urban farm on site to test our green thumb. All eyes are on the site for an organic farm sprouting up!

December, 2015 – Demolition notice posted.

February, 2016 – Demolition completed.

March, 2016 – Temporary Urban Farm installation started. Click here for more information about Top Leaf Farms.

April, 2016 – The City completed its CEQA analysis of the project on April 29. The complete document is available at the City of Oakland’s Planning and Zoning website here.

May, 2016 – The City of Oakland has scheduled the project for Planning Commission hearing on May 18 at 6:00 PM in Meeting Room 1 of City Hall. The agenda, staff report and current drawings may be downloaded at the Planning and Zoning website here.

June, 2016 – The Planning Commission hearing has been continued to June 1 at 6:00 PM in Meeting Room 1 of City Hall. The agenda and staff report may be downloaded at the Planning and Zoning website here.

June 1, 2016 – The Planning Commission has unanimously approved the project! Stay tuned for additional project updates.

November, 2016 – Begin plan check process.

January, 2017 – We are excited to announce that a Whole Foods 365 grocery store will be occupying the ground floor retail space. Please see the press release here.

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