OAKLAND — An Oakland Town Council member has elevated considerations about the probable advancement of a Household Depot keep on a primary internet site in the East Bay town.
The retail store would rise on what is now a vacant ton at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Valley Avenue, in accordance to a extremely preliminary concept on file with Oakland city planners. The web site sits in a section of northern Oakland that currently lacks significant hardware vendors.
Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb, whose district includes the web-site for the proposed Property Depot, expressed reservations about the probable significant-box retailer proposal.
“A Home Depot is not the finest concept at this place,” Kalb reported. “A prolonged critique method is necessary if this is a thing that is currently being very seriously regarded here.”
The Residence Depot shop could be produced on a about 4-acre part of a 15-acre web page at 5050 Broadway in Oakland.
The preliminary submitting is currently being floated at City Corridor as a way to gauge the reaction of Oakland officials pertaining to a Home Depot and parking structure at that internet site.
The project developer hopes to get feed-back from the city about this sort of progress on the property.
“I would like to see a retail and housing mixture on the web site,” Kalb reported. “A effectively-created retail and housing development would make perception in this article.”
The two nearest Property Depot merchants are in Emeryville, 1.7 miles away and in japanese Oakland on Alameda Avenue, 4.7 miles away, in accordance to the retailer’s website.
The closest Lowe’s hardware outlets are 10.4 miles absent in San Francisco and at East Bay internet sites in Concord and Union City that are even far more distant, the Lowe’s web site demonstrates.
A number of ACE Hardware retailers, two in Oakland and a single in Piedmont, are about a mile away. ACE Hardware stores, nevertheless, are much smaller than Property Depot and Lowe’s.
The proposed Residence Depot in north Oakland would be created together with a new parking composition. That is an method that contrasts with normal Dwelling Depot merchants, which are frequently adjacent to enormous floor parking heaps.
The advancement site is section of The Ridge browsing center.
Combined-use tasks, which includes the growth of a mix of properties and retail, can involve appreciable fantastic-tuning to be certain they are fiscally practical.
Reps of the builders of the proposed Dwelling Depot venture referred inquiries to the Atlanta-based mostly retailer. A remark from Home Depot was requested twice this 7 days.
“The city would glimpse quite favorably on housing and retail at that web site,” Kalb mentioned.