For several years now, the City of Oakland has been developing a specific plan to guide new development along the nearly one-mile stretch of Broadway between Grand Avenue and I-580. This area is currently littered vacant lots and underutilized spaces, including multiple defunct car dealerships. If done well, the Broadway-Valdez Specific Plan will establish a flexible framework for growth that will revitalize this neighborhood formerly known as “Auto Row.”
The Better Broadway Coalition
Greenbelt Alliance is a member organization of the Better Broadway Coalition (full list of partners in left sidebar). We want to see the Broadway-Valdez district become a thriving neighborhood with new storefronts, smart parking policies, high-quality jobs for Oakland residents, pedestrian-friendly streets, inviting public spaces, and green transportation options. Read our coalition platform (PDF).
What you can do
The Broadway-Valdez neighborhood already has ideal transit infrastructure in place—it is near two BART stations and well-served by AC Transit. Together, let’s help Oakland extend the success of nearby and burgeoning Uptown to this district. Here are some ways you can get involved:
- Get up to date on the plan area via the City’s website
- Sign up for email updates from the City
- Email your Oakland city council member in support of the Better Broadway Coalition platform
If you have any questions or would like to get more involved, please contact Joel Devalcourt at firstname.lastname@example.org.