Thursday, September 13, 2007

Uptown Oakland, a new neighborhood replaces old parking

One of Oakland’s downtown neighborhoods in most need of rejuvenation is the Uptown District, an aging area located just north of Oakland’s City Hall. The Uptown was once an entertainment and shopping mecca, and City planners are hoping that this moribund neighborhood will be revitalized by an elaborate 12-acre project that eventually will add 1200 residential units and up to 45,000 square feet of retail. This project by Forest City West is only a couple of blocks from the BART station at 19th and Broadway, and is regarded as an anchor for one of the many TODs [transit oriented developments] that are envisioned for the East Bay.
TND West

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