Brooklyn Basin’s waterfront parks, lively street life and diverse dining, retail and residential options are creating a new destination in the heart of the Bay Area.
Thoughtfully planned public parks, promenades and a new marina — Brooklyn Basin combines the best of urban energy with the splendors of waterfront living.
Designed to reconnect Oakland with its historic waterfront, Brooklyn Basin will create a vibrant new mixed-use neighborhood surrounded by open air and stunning views from San Francisco to the East Bay hills. With a vast network of parks and residences, along with a unique blend of cultural, commercial and recreational activities, Brooklyn Basin will provide dynamic new options for the varied and inspiring ways in which we live, work and play.
“Brooklyn Basin is the culmination of years of planning and community input and will revitalize this part of Oakland’s historic waterfront.”
Brooklyn Basin will completely transform 64 acres of industrial waterfront on the Oakland Estuary with no public access into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood. More than 30 acres of publicly accessible parks, trails and marinas will be created, while residences in a range of styles including apartments, townhouses, lofts and condominiums will invite a dynamic, diverse and independent new community to the waterfront.
Orion, Brooklyn Basin’s first 241-apartment residential offering, breaks ground.
First phase of Embarcadero Parkway (from 10th to 5th Avenue).
Phase 2 infrastructure is completed.
First affordable housing begins construction.
Orion begins pre-leasing efforts for future residents.
Embarcadero from 5th Ave to Embarcadero Bridge is completed.
City of Oakland completes the Embarcadero Bridge.
Park along the shoreline is completed.
Orion opens for occupancy.
Retail opens at the restored 9th Avenue Terminal Building.
Township Commons park opens to the public.
Phase 2 parks are completed.
The Brooklyn, a ship holding 238 peace-seeking passengers, set sail from New York to San Francisco in February 1846. It wasn’t gold that drew them to the coast, but rather a dream of refuge. Their courageous spirit eventually earned them just that; after a nearly six-month journey of 24,000 miles, the adventurers finally settled by the bay. Brooklyn Basin flourished as a bustling community well into the 1930s, and it’s to this rich history that this neighborhood hearkens.