Land Use Committee

ULTRA alternatives for the Rockridge Shopping Center

Here are two alternatives proposed by Urbanists for a Livable Temescal Rockridge Area ("ULTRA") for redevelopment of the Rockridge Shopping Center.  ULTRA advocates higher-density transit-oriented residential development. 

Two RCPC-generated alternative proposals for redevelopment of the Rockridge Shopping Center

Here are two proposals prepared by RCPC members as alternatives to Safeway's plans for the Rockridge Shopping Center.  The first, prepared by Rockridge architect Glen Jarvis, keeps much of Safeway's proposal, but makes the shopping street an integral part of the design and opts to leave the Chase Bank in its current corner building rather than allow it a drive-through window.

RCPC raising funds to pay Safeway EIR expenses

Friday, July 2, 2010

The Rockridge Community Planning Council is teaming up with FANS (Friends And Neighbors of College Avenue) to hire expert consultants to review and comment on the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for Safeway’s 62,000 sq. ft. College Avenue Shopping Center.  The shopping center would replace Safeway’s existing 22,500 sq. ft. grocery store, which has served the area for forty years.

College Avenue Safeway Shopping Center (Corner of College & Claremont Avenues)

The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on this 62,000 sq. ft. commercial project is expected to be released some time in the next month or two. RCPC will post information about the DEIR’s availability on the rockridge.org Web site and will also send out notification of the publication on the RCPC e-newsletter. Copies should be available for review at the Rockridge branch library and in electronic form on the City’s Web site.

College Ave. Safeway Design Review Hearing

Event Time: 
Wednesday, October 27, 2010 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Hearing Room 1, City Hall

On Wednesday, October 27th, at 4 PM, The College Avenue Safeway Shopping Center will have a hearing before the design review board of the Oakland Planning Commission.

Planning Commission Design Review Committee Public Hearing

Event Time: 
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: 
Oakland City Hall 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza Hearing Room #1

The Oakland Planning Commission's Design Review Committee expects to hold a public hearing on Safeway's plans for redeveloping the Rockridge Shopping Center (corner of Broadway and Pleasant Valley Ave.) at its January 26th meeting.

RCPC Land Use Committee Meeting

Event Time: 
Repeats every month on the fourth Wednesday until Wed Jan 25 2012 .
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: 
Rockridge Branch Library, Upstairs Meeting Room

The RCPC Land Use Committee meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the Rockridge Branch Library, Upstairs Meeting Room, 7:30 p.m.

Zoning Update Committee Public Hearing

Event Time: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Hearing Room 1, City Hall

The public is invited to discuss the City’s proposed changes to the zoning text and maps in Oakland’s commercial and residential areas at a meeting set for October 13 by city planning staff.On the agenda are changes to the text and zoning maps made since the previous four public meetings, and to address any outstanding issues, before the Planning Commission begins its public hearings on the Citywide Zoning Update in November.

June Town Hall: Development; DEIR

As a session dedicated to a review of the most effective ways to prepare written comments on the City’s Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the College Avenue shopping center development, June’s Town Hall presentation attracted many Rockridge residents.

In addition, attendees heard a preview of Safeway’s new plans for the Rockridge Shopping Center (RRSC), located at 51st/ Pleasant Valley and Broadway.

Rockridge Montessori School (6516 Broadway)

The RCPC board heard from Rockridge Montessori’s owners and architect at its June meeting. Boardmembers expressed concern about the inadequacy of the traffic report, potential impact to bicycle safety, especially after bike lanes are installed on Broadway, and the school’s continuing expansion into a residential-zoned area. In the end, the board voted to oppose the application unless the school agreed to a number of conditions, including several traffic mitigation measures and a binding commitment not to seek any further expansion without prior approval from the RCPC board.

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