The future of downtown Oakland | KALW

The future of downtown Oakland

Feb 15, 2018


The city of Oakland is in the middle of the putting together a document that will decide the future of its downtown.

It’s called the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan — and it will basically be a guidebook for the city’s priorities in that neighborhood.


It might sound simple, but the politics of these plans can get dicey. A similar one that focused on West Oakland several years ago caused a community outcry. So the city is trying harder this time to bring in more input from its citizens.


KALW News economy reporter Jeremy Dalmas joined us in-studio to discuss how it’s going.


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If you want to give input on the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan, contact