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JRDV Urban International was the prime consultant responsible for the West Oakland Specific Plan, one of the largest and most complicated master plan in the Central San Francisco Bay Area in last decade. The project led by Morten Jensen and Art Clark of JRDV as well as Lamphier-Gregory, Conley Consulting Group and Hausrath Economics Group. The plan entitled over 6,000 new housing units and over 6 million GSF of new commercial space on an infill basis without displacement of housing units or jobs. The project was unprecedented for creating three dimensional visualizations and detailed multiple development scenarios for each parcel within the four-square mile area.
JRDV’s visualualizations of these scenarios demonstrated the economic and social potential at a granular level, meaningful to citizens, policy-makers and property owners alike. The project included comprehensive, multifaceted strategies for facilitating the development of selected vacant and/or underutilized commercial and industrial properties within West Oakland. The project has resulted in one of the most successful examples of an economic turnaround in the United States. The Specific Plan analyzed in great detail a range of issues such as land use, economic and market conditions, infrastructure deficiencies, transportation, public safety and security and other relevant factors, to identify development challenges for the selected properties.
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