Meeting the needs of residents, employees, students, and stakeholders.
This is the EngagePGH site for the Oakland Plan. The Oakland Plan, adopted on June 14, 2022 by the Planning Commission, is presented on this website in an interactive format, with goals, policies and strategies organized by both chapter and topics. The intent of this format is to convey that the plan strategies are interconnected and that many of them are tied to multiple chapters.
There are three ways to find what you're looking for in the plan:
Oakland Plan Zoning Proposal
A Zoning Proposal has been developed to begin to implement the plan. Go to the Zoning Proposal page to learn about the new districts, what's changing, and why.
The Oakland Plan is 2.5 years in the making, with thousands of Oakland employees and residents involved, so there's a lot to read and understand, but there are a few common themes that you'll see throughout the plan's proposals:
Oakland is a globally important center of innovation, research, healthcare, and education, and a great place to live, work, learn, and play. Generations of newcomers have found – and continue to find – economic opportunities and community here. Oakland invests in and supports inclusive housing choices, protects and enhances residential areas, and meets the needs of people at every stage of their lives. Oakland provides equitable employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, fosters technological innovation, promotes collaborative civic and community engagement, and offers world-renowned cultural institutions, all served by accessible mobility systems -- resulting in a healthy, livable, and resilient neighborhood. It is also a beautiful place where historic structures and zero carbon buildings exist together in harmony, and it has a network of inviting parks and open spaces where people of all ages are welcome. Oakland's surrounding hillsides are blanketed with healthy trees and crisscrossed by trails. This is a community that cherishes its distinctive history and character, while acknowledging systemic inequities that have disadvantaged the Black community, immigrants, and students. Oakland is learning from the past to build a more just and equitable future for all.
Meeting the needs of residents, employees, students, and stakeholders.
Maximizing the benefits of new development for the community.
Making it easier, safer, and healthier for people to get around.
Nourishing neighborhoods through new energy, stormwater, and open space systems.
One of the first major steps in the planning process is gathering data and existing conditions with the goal of helping the community and City planning team understand the issues and opportunities facing the community. The Existing Conditions Report for the Oakland Plan provides a common set of tools, baselines, and data for discussion during the neighborhood plan process, based on a variety of sources including the Census, market transactions, City and County data sources, site surveys, and analysis. Community members and participants will bring their own experiences, needs, history, and deeper understanding of many topics that data cannot fully address.
There are four Chapters of the Report:
Additionally, separate consultants developed the Mobility Existing Conditions Report in support of the Mobility Action Team. They were responsible for the collection of more detailed transportation data and supporting the development of mobility proposals for the plan.
Both of these documents, along with the Historic Architectural Inventory and map, Engagement Summary, and Workshop Report can be accessed using the links above and in the Appendix.
Adoption is important for a multitude of reasons, such as:
It is important to note that the vision statement, goals, and policies are what the Planning Commission will adopt as part of the City’s Comprehensive Plan. The projects, programs, and actions will be reviewed, but will not be formally adopted to ensure that the plan is a flexible document that can respond to changes over time.
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