Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Planning Commission Hearing on Local Street Network Plan and Oakland Development Code -- September 19th, 2016

On Monday, September 19th, 2016, the City of Oakland Planning Commission will hold a hearing at their regularly scheduled meeting. The hearing will be to consider and provide a recommendation to the City Council on the City's recently drafted Local Street Network Plan as well as the City's recently completed Development Code.

The public are welcome and encouraged to attend. Drafts of all supporting documents can be obtained on this website (below) or by request at Oakland City Hall.

Background on both of these documents is available on this site by following (clicking on) links (in blue) on this page.

Please be in touch with any project questions: Jacob Callister, jcallister@lcog.org, 541-682-4114

Summary Memorandum presented to City Council and Planning Commission at Worksession

The City's Local Street Network Plan is proposed to be adopted during the same adoption process as the Code and Plan Amendments. Local Street Plan documents can be reviewed here.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

First Draft of the Oakland Development Code Completed for Initial Review

Lane Council of Governments staff, and Oakland Local Street Network and Oakland Code Assistance Project Lead, Jacob Callister, has completed and submitted the first draft of the Oakland Development Code. The "development code" accomplishes several important things:
  • Appropriately combines numerous Oakland regulatory "ordinances" relating development (Zoning Ordinance, Subdivision Ordinance, Flood Protection Ordinance, Historic District Ordinance). 
  • Eliminates redundancies and contradictions between existing ordinances.   
  • Incorporates changes to street design standards and other transportation related developed and proposed through the Oakland Local Street Network Plan (2014).
  • Augments existing regulatory provisions with useful (and in many cases, missing) code provisions from a Model Code Developed for use in small cities.
The proposed development code will first be reviewed and evaluated by the "Project Management Team"  including Oakland staff, Mayor Keehley, ODOT, DLCD staff, and LCOG staff. After initial adjustments are made a 2nd draft will be presented to the Planning Commission, Historic Preservation Commission, and the City Council at a joint work session. This meeting will be held on Monday, August 15, 2016.

Public review will be possible through feedback on this site, to Mayor Keehley (beete@kehhley.com), Lead Staff Jacob Callister (jcallister@lcog.org), and at public meetings, including a public Open House in the Fall.

Draft Materials:
Item Summary Memorandum 

The City's Local Street Network Plan is proposed to be adopted during the same adoption process as the Code and Plan Amendments. Local Street Plan documents can be reviewed here.

Monday, March 21, 2016

City Council to Review Action Plan for Code Amendments in April

The Oakland City Council will be reviewing a Draft Final Action Plan for the next phase (Phase 2) of the City's current Code Amendment process. The proposed changes contained within the Final Action Plan are not set in stone until adopted by the City Council. Adoption of code amendments will not happen until late summer or early fall, 2016. The Final Action Plan serves as an outline for the code amendments that will be considered by the City Council.  The amendments contained within the Final Action Plan have been presented (and made available) to Staff, Planning Commissioners, the City Council and the public. The City Council will be reviewing the final draft of the Action Plan and deciding whether to endorse it with a resolution of support.
A copy of the Final Action Plan and the associated materials that the City Council will review can be viewed or downloaded here.  Document Exhibits are available here.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Winter and Spring, 2016: Proposed Changes to Oakland Development Ordinances

On Monday, February 29th, from 4 pm till 6 pm at Oakland City Hall, the City will host an Open House to present, for public review and feedback, proposed updates to the City's Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances. 

The changes have three primary focuses:
  1. Combining the Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances into a more typical and efficient "Development Code."
  2. Incorporating key language regarding bicycle and pedestrian facilities
  3. Incorporating a number of inconsistencies or housekeeping items that have been identified by staff or Planning Commission over recent years, including the recently completed Local Street Network Plan, and upcoming Multi-Use Path Strategy.
On February 17th, 2016, at 6 pm, the Oakland City Council and Planning Commission will hold a joint work session to consider these proposed updates and the Open House will reflect their feedback.

Code Update DRAFT Action Plan (click to view)

Draft Action Plan Exhibits:
Exhibit A
Exhibit B
Exhibit C
Illustrative Code Mock-Up

As always, questions can be directed to
Jacob Callister, 541-682-4114, jcallister@lcog.org
Terri Long, 541-459-4531, oaklandrecorder@qwestoffice.net

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

More State Funds for Moving Oakland Forward!

City of Oakland leadership and staff, in conjunction with the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG), are thrilled to announce the City's success in pursuing two recent grant proposals to further the work initiated by the community's Local Street Network Plan process: 
  1. TGM Code Assistance Grant  (Over $25,000 in two phases): The objective of Code Assistance is to investigate and implement code changes that support TGM objectives and smart development practices in follow up to the Local Street Network Plan.
  2. Oakland Multi-Use Path Implementation Strategy (Approximately $50,000): This project carries forward a high priority project identified in the Local Street Network Plan.  The proposed multi-use path (Path) will provide a convenient, non-automobile transportation alternative for local trips within the community. The Multi-Use Path Implementation Strategy (MPS) will identify access points, preferred alignments, key road crossing options, Path standards, design elements, regulatory requirements, preliminary cost estimates, and potential sources of funding while ensuring compliance with local standards.
More detail about each project (including how they relate to one another) is available under the Oakland Projects Overview tab.

Opportunities for feedback and review will be available through ongoing updates on this website, as well as public meetings and open houses as the projects progress. 

Please contact project staff for more information:
LCOG Manager: Jacob Callister, jcallister@lcog.org, 541-682-4114
City of Oakland: Terri Long, oaklandrecorder@qwestoffice.net, 541-459-4531

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Draft Oakland Local Street Network Plan Available for Review

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1k8wre2j1le1310/DRAFT_Volume_I_II_6_30_sm.pdf?dl=0After a year of dedicated work by the Oakland Local Street Network Plan Project Team, Citizen's Advisory Committee, Project Advisory Committee, Oakland Planning Commission, Oakland City Council and numerous other engaged residents and staff, the Draft Local Street Network Plan is ready for review.

The Plan is organized into three volumes
Volume I: Projects
Volume II: Policies and Data
Volume III: Supporting Documents (Appendices)

The draft document(s) is open to review and feedback through the month of July, 2015. Feedback can be submitted in the following ways:
1. As a comment to this post (below)
2. Through a mail or email submission of the Review and Feedback Form
3. Through any mail or email submission (including marked up copies of the document).

Feedback will be reviewed and, where appropriate, incorporated into the Final Local Street Network Plan. The Final Local Street Network Plan will have adoption hearings in the Fall of 2015. Stay tuned to this project website for updates about the adoption hearings.

Questions about the Local Street Network Plan project can be directed to Jacob Callister with the Lane Council of Governments at 541-682-4114 (jcallister@lcog.org).

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Home Stretch!

The City of Oakland's Local Street Network Planning process is nearing completion. Between the Project Advisory Committee, Citizen Advisory Committee, Planning Commission, City Council and the an Open House there have been eight meetings held over the last year to discuss Oakland's transportation future. Feedback from our February, 2015 meetings has been assembled in this summary (which includes the actual maps and public and committee comments as an attachment). The following reports (under Task 4) are also helpful in understanding how feedback has and will inform the final "Plan."

There are only a few meetings left. One of those will be a public hearing before the Oakland City Council to adopt the Local Street Network Plan. This will likely take place in June and will be announced soon.  The project team will be spending May assembling the materials and work that has been done by the community into a final plan document.

Of note are a few related grants that the City has secured or is pursuing: These include:
  • TGM Code Assistance: The City secured this grant as an opportunity dovetailing with the Local Street Network Plan project. The grant will provide technical assistance and provide the City the necessary resources to implement code changes related to the Local Street Network Plan in a manner that will provide broader consistency and relevance. 
  • TGM Land Use and Transportation Grant: With ODOT's encouragement, the City has determined pursue additional TGM funds to develop an implementation strategy to further pursue the idea of a local multi-use path system, which was a highly supported project that emerged from the Local Street Plan Process.