Land Use Committee

Citywide Zoning Update

Saturday, December 4, 2010

January 2011

The Planning Commission approved citywide revisions to Oakland’s zoning at its December 15thmeeting and sent them forward for City Council consideration and approval.  For the most part, Rockridge’s zoning has been left unchanged.  However, Telegraph Avenue through Temescal and north to the Berkeley border is proposed for heights of up to sixty feet, despite how that will tower over the adjoining historic and small-scale residential areas. 

Safeway Plans for redeveloping the Rockridge Shopping Center

Monday, January 3, 2011

Two years ago, Safeway proposed initial plans for rebuilding the Rockridge Shopping Center.  This fifteen acre strip mall at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Valley Avenue is North Oakland's largest commercial center.  (The O/E Bay Bridge East shopping center at 40th Street and San Pablo Avenue is larger, but half of it is in Emeryville.)  Those plans were widely criticized for an unimaginative suburban design.

Rockridge Shopping Center Reconstruction Project (Broadway and Pleasant Valley)

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Planning Commission’s design review committee will hold a public hearing December 8, 5 p.m., at City Hall, Hearing Room 1, to review this project, which will reconstruct and expand North Oakland’s most important shopping center.

RCPC is working with four other local community groups to present an alternative community proposal.

Rockridge Center Safeway Project Archive

Monday, November 1, 2010

Nov. 6, 2010: Land Use Committee Discusses the Center

The Land Use Committee discussed design aspects of this very large project at its October meeting. The committee expressed concerns about the large amount of surface parking being proposed, the location of the Safeway at the rear of the center and far removed from transit stops, the ineffective use of the project’s frontage on the adjoining quarry pond, and the relative inactivity of the design’s Broadway and Pleasant Valley street frontage.

Your Help Needed With College Safeway EIR Review: Funds sought to meet EIR matching grant

Friday, October 1, 2010
Contributions to RCPC’s drive to match a grant for the cost of the Safeway on College EIR (Environmental Impact Review) have begun coming in. The pending draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on Safeway’s proposed 62,000 sq. ft. College Avenue shopping center project will look at the ways the City believes the proposal, almost tripling the size of the current 22,500 sq. ft. store, will affect the surrounding community. Traffic, bicycle and pedestrian safety, air and water quality, noise, aesthetics, are all being studied.

RCPC Seeks Community Help with College Ave. Safeway Review

Sunday, September 5, 2010

The city of Oakland will soon release a draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on Safeway’s proposed 62,000 sq. ft. College Avenue shopping center project.The report will look at the ways in which the City believes the project, which almost triples the size of the current 22,500 sq. ft. store, will affect the surrounding community.

November 2018 Land Use Committee Meeting

Event Time: 
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The November Land Use Committee agenda will feature a short update on the Rockridge Housing Study, followed by a discussion of California College of Art's plans for reuse/redevelopments of its Oakland campus, with a possible committee vote on recommendations to the Board of Directors.

Monthly Land Use Committee Meeting

Event Time: 
Repeats every month on the fourth Wednesday until Wed Dec 26 2018 except Wed Dec 28 2016, Wed Jun 28 2017, Wed Nov 22 2017, Wed Dec 27 2017, Wed Feb 28 2018, Wed Mar 28 2018, Wed Apr 25 2018, Wed May 23 2018, Wed Aug 22 2018, Wed Nov 28 2018.
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, December 26, 2018 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Monthly meeting of committee to discuss land use issues affecting Rockridge and make recommendations to Board of Directors.  Meetings are generally open to the public.  An agenda will be posted on the Sunday prior to each meeting.  If you would like to place an item on the committee's agenda, please e-mail your request to landuse@rockridge.org.

Land Use Committee Meeting Cancelled

Event Time: 
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (All day)

Tonignt's scheduled land use committee meeting has been cancelled.  Not enough new to discuss.  See you in September!

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