Lake Merritt BART Station Area Plan Workshop

From EBBC:

The City of Oakland’s Community and Economic Development Agency is excited to invite you to attend two upcoming Lake Merritt Station Area Plan community workshops, so you can offer your ideas about how the area should develop into the future. If you live, work, visit, or study in the Planning Area (see map below), we strongly encourage you to join in the planning process!

In our first community workshop held last April 2010, two hundred people participated and put forward a vision of the area that builds and improves upon the existing character. In the upcoming workshops, you will be asked:

  • What kind of improvements will make it easier and more pleasant to travel to and around the neighborhood? As the area develops, what would make it safer?
  • What kinds of businesses and community services are needed or should be expanded? Where should these be located?
  • Where would you like to see parks, recreational centers and other gathering places? What should these spaces be like?

The two different workshops will focus on two different geographic areas. Look at the map that shows the extent of the east and west subareas to see which workshop(s) interest you. To help us prepare for the workshops, please let us know which workshop date(s) you plan to attend and what language you are most comfortable speaking: English, Cantonese, Vietnamese, or Mandarin. Leave a message at (510) 238-7904 or lake_merritt_plan@oaklandnet.com at least 3 business days prior to the workshop date.

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