What Are We Learning?

Establishing a vision and strategies to improve Uptown and West Oakland requires that we understand the challenges the area faces.  We are currently collecting a lot of information that we will share here.  This includes data about the current population, how traffic moves through the area, the location of empty buildings and lots, the range of local businesses and the impacts of stormwater and energy (just to name a few!).

See a summary of the Eco Innocation District in the slideshow below.

Check out how the streets can be redesigned to be safer for all modes of transit in the Eco Innovation District.


The EcoInnovation study area is focused on Uptown / West Oakland and includes the 5th and Forbes corridors, the surrounding community, Duquesne University and UPMC. 




We have started to think about development goals and a retail strategy.