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.

June Land Use Committee meeting cancelled

Event Time: 
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

The June Land Use Committee meeting is cancelled in deference to public interest in attending the developers' presentation of revised plans for redevelopment of the CCA campus.  See you at the July meeting, where we'll discuss the public reaction to the new plans.

Monthly Land Use Committee Meeting (virtual until further notice)

Event Time: 
Repeats every month on the fourth Wednesday until Wed Jul 27 2022 .
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, December 23, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, December 22, 2021 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, April 27, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Monthly Land Use Committee Meeting.  Until further notice, any future meetings of the land use committee will be held virtually via an on-line platform.  Please check this website for a link to join the meeting via computer, tablet, or phone.  Also check this website on the Sunday before meeting dates to see an agenda and also for any updates on meeting cancellations or changes in meeting date, time, or manner.

Monthly Land Use Committee - Discussion of revised CCA Project

Event Time: 
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm

The Land Use Committee will meet virtually from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM.  Main item on agenda will be further discussion of revised plans for redevelopment of the California College of Art Oakland Campus.  While the meeting is open to the public, an RSVP is required to receive an invitation to the meeting.  Please send email to landuse@rockridge.org or send a text message (or call) (510) 504-0154.  Please include your name and address.  You will receive an invitation to the virtual session on the meeting date.

April Land Use Committee Meeting CANCELLED

Event Time: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 7:30pm

April 2020 Land Use Committee meeting CANCELLED.  No new information to report or discuss and no decisions to be made.  See you in May.

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