OAKLAND — An Oakland Town Council member has elevated considerations about the probable enhancement of a House Depot retail outlet on a primary web page in the East Bay city.
The keep would rise on what is at present a vacant good deal at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Valley Avenue, according to a pretty preliminary idea on file with Oakland town planners. The website sits in a area of northern Oakland that currently lacks big components shops.
Oakland Metropolis Councilmember Dan Kalb, whose district incorporates the internet site for the proposed House Depot, expressed reservations about the potential large-box retail store proposal.
“A Home Depot is not the most effective strategy at this location,” Kalb mentioned. “A lengthy critique method is essential if this is a thing that is remaining significantly thought of listed here.”
The Residence Depot retail outlet could be developed on a around 4-acre part of a 15-acre web page at 5050 Broadway in Oakland.
The preliminary filing is currently being floated at Metropolis Hall as a way to gauge the reaction of Oakland officers pertaining to a Home Depot and parking construction at that web page.
The job developer hopes to get suggestions from the city about this kind of development on the home.
“I would like to see a retail and housing mix on the web site,” Kalb explained. “A very well-created retail and housing enhancement can make sense right here.”
The two nearest House Depot suppliers are in Emeryville, 1.7 miles absent and in jap Oakland on Alameda Avenue, 4.7 miles away, according to the retailer’s web page.
The closest Lowe’s components outlets are 10.4 miles absent in San Francisco and at East Bay web-sites in Concord and Union Metropolis that are even extra distant, the Lowe’s web site shows.
A couple ACE Hardware stores, two in Oakland and one particular in Piedmont, are about a mile absent. ACE Components shops, on the other hand, are far more compact than Residence Depot and Lowe’s.
The proposed Home Depot in north Oakland would be formulated alongside with a new parking composition. Which is an technique that contrasts with standard Household Depot merchants, which are frequently adjacent to enormous floor parking lots.
The development web page is portion of The Ridge searching centre.
Mixed-use tasks, such as the improvement of a mix of properties and retail, can demand sizeable good-tuning to be certain they are financially viable.
Associates of the developers of the proposed Home Depot task referred inquiries to the Atlanta-centered retailer. A remark from Household Depot was requested twice this week.
“The metropolis would glimpse incredibly favorably on housing and retail at that web-site,” Kalb said.