West Oakland BART Station Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

7th & Mandela to West Oakland Center

The Bay Area’s technology boom and San Francisco’s increase in commercial and residential rents made West Oakland extremely desirable.  This project being designed by RCCo abides by limits established by the community in the West Oakland Specific Area Plan and yields 1 million square feet of development.  While much of the TOD is aimed at attracting tech companies a quarter of the site may be devoted to a makers building that embraces a different category of start-up business already prevalent in the neighborhood and conducive to artistic, cultural, social and recreational activities. 

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Birdseye View looking at 7th Street of the Potential Development at the West Oakland BART Station

The TOD’s layout is guided by access to the BART station from all 8 surrounding blocks, developing pedestrian extensions from interrupted streets, and taking full advantage of space beneath BART’s elevated structures.  The property developer, West Oakland Station Development Team, sponsored community meetings to solicit input from neighbors that RCCo incorporated into the design of the TOD.  The project is scheduled to be reviewed by the BART board in Spring 2016.

Birdseye View looking at 5th Street of the Potential Development at the West Oakland BART Station

Birdseye View looking at 5th Street of the Potential Development at the West Oakland BART Station

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View of 7th Street looking towards the Incubator City, where a start-up may be able to obtain a small container storefront

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View of Mandala West Plaza looking towards the Activity Aisle under BART track way

View of 7th Street heading towards the Maker’s Bazaar

View of 7th Street heading towards the Maker’s Bazaar

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View from 7th & Center looking towards Nelson Mandela Plaza

 

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