Despite the fact that the Golden State Warriors are on their way out and the Oakland A’s have been angling for a move as well, the City of Oakland has just released the detailed plans for a proposed 800-acre “Coliseum City” to rise upon Oakland’s existing Coliseum site and 550 acres of adjacent land on the other side of I-880.
In addition to a new NFL football stadium, MLB ballpark, and NBA basketball arena, the plan includes 5,750 units of housing, three hotels, over 500,000 square feet of retail space, and nearly 7 million square feet of science, technology, office, and industrial space in the area bounded by 66th Avenue to the north, San Leandro Street on the east, Hegenberger Road on the south, and San Leandro Bay and the Oakland International Airport to the west.
As envisioned, the Coliseum Area would have around 7,000 residents and 20,000 new jobs by the year 2035 when the build-out would be complete and the project would revitalize “what is currently one of California’s largest underdeveloped inner-urban, transit-served areas.”
Public hearings on the Coliseum City Plan and its Draft Environmental Impact Report will be held at Oakland’s City Hall on September 8 and October 1. In the works for the past two years and developed at a cost of well over $5 million, the original goal of the plan was to keep the Warriors, A’s and Raiders at the Coliseum site.