Project Details

Workforce Development

The City of Oakland Workforce Development Board, in partnership with the Black Cultural Zone CDC, West Oakland Job Resource Center, Cypress Mandela and Merritt College, will provide a range of services designed to help local residents access jobs and training leading to high-paying, in-demand jobs and establish more than 100 jobs in the Project Area.

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Anti-Displacement

East Bay Permanent Real Estate Cooperative will lead the displacement avoidance work by connecting East Oakland residents with programs to halt displacement, build community wealth, and produce Additional Dwelling Units

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95th and International Housing, Health and Connectivity

The project, led by Related Companies of California and Acts Community Development, will create 55 units of 100% affordable housing (20% to 50% of Average Median Income (AMI) with 25% of the units designated for homeless populations) on 95th Avenue and International Boulevard. The ground floor will include a community health clinic.

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Community Engagement

The BCZ, conceptualized in 2014 by community and supported by the East Oakland Neighborhood Initiative (EONI), is uniquely positioned for this work because of our existing collaborative work with over twenty community organizations in the Project Area.

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San Leandro Creek Urban Greenway

A 1.2-mile trail will be opened to East Oakland and regional residents, transforming a maintenance road into a public pathway from Deep East Oakland to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline Park. The project was initiated by the David R. Brower, Ronald V.

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Community Greening

The Community Greening Project will bring together multiple community groups, organizations and local jurisdictions to plant 2,000 trees in the Project Area through

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Planting Justice Aquaponics Farm and Food Hub

Planting Justice will acquire a historic three-acre nursery and support neighborhood residents in building out the largest/most productive urban aquaponics farm in the U.S. The site will produce hundreds of thousands of pounds

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Higher Ground & Scraper Bike Team Bike Share and Youth Development

The Scraper Bike Team will partner with Higher Ground to teach bike safety and bike repair afterschool enrichment classes, and offer long-term bike lending to youth. The Oakland Public Library will also design and construct

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