Oakland Army Base Redevelopment
When this long-time Army base closed, Kimley-Horn was brought on board to help redevelop some of the most valuable land in the San Francisco Bay area.
The Oakland Army Base (OAB) is a 422-acre site located on the Oakland waterfront, about two miles northeast of downtown Oakland and the Oakland City Hall. It was a major Pacific port and shipping center for the military from World War II through the first Persian Gulf conflict. It currently contains approximately 50 buildings and structures (warehouses, offices, commissary, and military housing). The OARB was closed September 30, 1999.
Kimley-Horn was selected for infrastructure design and engineering management services in support of pre-development activities by the Oakland Base Redevelopment Authority (formerly the Oakland Base Reuse Authority). The North Gateway, the first of the four development areas, was fast-tracked to meet very aggressive schedules to allow tenant move-in, and Kimley-Horn provided infrastructure design through construction documents while paralleling the Tentative Tract Map submittal process. We also worked with the Agency, the Port, EBMUD, and potential master developers to master plan utilities and infrastructure for the entire site to include anticipated future build-out.
The site is bound on the north by the eastern approach of the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge (Caltrans), on the northeast by East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) wastewater treatment facility, on the east by the Union Pacific Railroad yard, on the south by 7th Street, and on the west by Maritime Street and the Port of Oakland Outer Harbor. Redevelopment efforts required close and frequent coordination with all these stakeholders.