Process & Timeline

Developing a specific plan involves ongoing community engagement with the City's process of research, goal-setting, policy development, assessment of policy impacts, and development of implementable policies and action steps.


The Downtown Oakland Specific Plan process began in 2015, and the plan is anticipated to be adopted in summer of 2020. Along the way, Planning staff check in at each phase with community representatives, partner agencies, and other City departments that will help implement the plan.

Downtown Oakland Specific Plan Timeline

See Past Meetings for presentations, meeting materials and community input from prior phases of the process.