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Transformation

A Landmark Project
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Large-Scale Local Investments

Oakland is home to a number of high profile developments in addition to Brooklyn Basin, reinforcing the City’s appeal to capital allocators.

Transformation

65-acres will be completely transformed, welcoming more than 3,000 residences, 32 acres of parks and open spaces, restored wetlands, a new marina and 200,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space.

The Background

Signature Development Group of Oakland and Beijing-based Zarsion Holdings Group are leading the transformation of Brooklyn Basin as partners. Developed over a period of ten years, this large-scale project emphasizes sustainability, open space creation and sophisticated residential design.

“Brooklyn Basin is the largest approved, mixed-use master plan in the city. It will be an economic boon to the city and the region. Our history and future is on the waterfront.”

— Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

History

This timeline spans more than 150 years, highlighting key events that helped shape Brooklyn Basin.

 

1820
2014

1820

Antonio Maria Peralta was granted what is now known as Oakland from his father, who inherited the land originally from the Spanish government. Antonio would later sell the land to the first Anglos who settled there.

1852

Lumbering mills were established to handle lumber from the San Antonio Redwoods. The lumber was shipped out to San Francisco. In 1852, the first ferry service was established.

1853

Shortly after Alameda County formed in 1853, Thomas Eagar, an early settler who had come to California aboard the ship Brooklyn, made the proposal to join the Clinton and San Antonio Townships together under the name Brooklyn Township.

1869

On the morning of November 8, 1869, the first train arrived at the new Transcontinental Railroad western terminus at Oakland Point.

1870

Brooklyn was officially incorporated April 4, 1870, by Act of Legislation. It was formed by the settlements formerly called Clinton, San Antonio and Lynn. The population at the time was 1,603.

1872

For nearly two decades, the County of Alameda was in political battle for where a new courthouse would reside. To give Brooklyn a better shot at winning the county seat, the town voted to allow annexation by Oakland on October 21, 1872.

1930

The Ninth Avenue Terminal opened in 1930 at the west end of Brooklyn Basin. It’s main purpose was to handle lumber, steel and other bulk commodities.

1972

In 1947, a joint Army-Navy review Board recommended building an underwater tube to connect the Bay in response to the heavy post-war immigration and increased automobile congestion. After 8 years of construction, BART opened for public use on September 11, 1972.

2014

Official construction began on Brooklyn Basin in March of 2014. The landmark project will transform the Oakland Estuary into a vibrant, waterfront mixed-use community.

“The Brooklyn Basin development will dramatically improve Oakland’s waterfront.”

— California Governor Jerry Brown

Team

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Zarsion America

Zarsion America is a subsidiary of Beijing Zarsion Holdings Group Co. Ltd. Weixun Shan is Chairman of Beijing-based Zarsion, a company he formed in 1994. With offices in five cities in China and a staff of 1,200 employees, Zarsion Holdings develops approximately 10 million square feet of commercial and residential projects per year.

Logo - Oakland Harbor Partners

Oakland Harbor Partners

OHP is comprised of Signature Development Group, the lead developer of Brooklyn Basin; Signature Homes Inc. and Reynolds & Brown.

Logo - Signature Development Group (SDG)

Signature Development Group (SDG)

For more than 20 years, SDG has demonstrated expertise in securing complex entitlements, forging strong community partnerships, managing environmental remediation and revitalizing urban communities with an emphasis on sustainable building practices. Michael Ghielmetti is the President and founder of SDG.

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Signature Homes Inc. (SHI)

SHI is an award-winning building company responsible for more than 70 residential communities and more than 6,000 homes throughout the Bay Area and Sacramento region. SHI specializes in master-planned communities, single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and commercial and retail properties. Founded by James Ghielmetti, SHI is committed to building sustainable properties.

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Reynolds & Brown

Reynolds & Brown is a preeminent East Bay developer of industrial, office and retail properties. Co-founded in 1967 by Jon Reynolds and David Brown, Reynolds & Brown has a long history of successful development in the Oakland area. Dana Perry is the President and CEO.

Key Consultants

  • BKF Engineers
  • ENGEO Incorporated
  • Erler & Kalinowski, Inc.
  • Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants
  • Moffat & Nichols Engineers
  • ROMA Design Group
  • Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
  • Stice Block

Community Support

We are proud to have support from many community partners.

  • Acts Full Gospel Church
  • African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Alameda County Building Trades Association
  • Alameda County Labor Council
  • Alameda Labor Council
  • Allen Temple
  • APEN (Asian Pacific Environmental Network)
  • Bar Area Council
  • Building Industry Association of the Bay Area
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Contra Costa Council
  • Cypress Mendela Training Center
  • Downtown Oakland Association
  • EBASE (East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy)
  • EBAYC (East Bay Asian Youth Center)
  • Friends of Oakland Parks
  • Greenbelt Alliance
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Jobs and Housing Coalition
  • Lake Merritt/Uptown Association
  • Men of Valor
  • Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce
  • Oakland Chinatown Chamber of Commerce
  • Oakland Community Organizations
  • Oakland Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
  • Urban Strategy Council
  • Youth Employment Partnership

Government Agencies

  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Bay Conservation and Development Commission
  • California Regional Water Quality Control Board
  • Department of Toxic Substances Control
  • Oakland City Council
  • State Lands Commission
  • The Governor’s Office
  • The Mayor’s Office
  • The Port of Oakland