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A VIBRANT NEW DISTRICT

Brooklyn Basin’s waterfront parks, lively street life and diverse dining, retail and residential options will create a new destination in the heart of the Bay Area.

URBAN WATERFRONT LIVING

Thoughtfully planned public parks, promenades and a new marina — Brooklyn Basin will combine the best of urban energy with the splendors of waterfront living.

Vision

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.”

Michael Ghielmetti President, Signature Development Group

Transformation

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.

Project Milestones

  • 2017
    April

    Orion, Brooklyn Basin’s first 241-apartment residential offering, breaks ground.

  • 2018
    March

    First phase of Embarcadero Parkway (from 10th to 5th Avenue).

    October

    Phase 2 infrastructure is completed.

    December

    First affordable housing begins construction.

  • 2019
    January

    Orion begins pre-leasing efforts for future residents.

    City of Oakland completes the Embarcadero Bridge.

    February

    Embarcadero from 5th Ave to Embarcadero Bridge is completed.

    May

    Park along the shoreline is completed.

    Food and retail opens at the restored 9th Avenue Terminal Building.

    October

    First portion of the marina is completed.

  • 2021
    April

    Phase 2 parks are completed.

History

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.