Brooklyn Basin will be a bustling new waterfront district with sun-drenched esplanades, playgrounds, exciting restaurants, museum spaces and a marina.
Waterfront parks and maritime recreational activities will reconnect Oakland to its heritage as a city on the Bay.
Brooklyn Basin will create a vibrant environment at the intersection of city life and sustainable living on the water. Public promenades with cafés, shops and restaurants will line the marina and a diverse network of waterfront parks and surrounding city offerings will round out the neighborhood.
The new marina will have space for 200 boat slips, providing residents and visitors with an abundance of watercraft recreation. Boat slips will accommodate various boat sizes, from yachts and motorboats to kayaks, and passers-by will be able to enjoy strolls on the boardwalks.
A continuous stretch of public parks and open spaces will line the waterfront, affirming the coastal character of the neighborhood. Within the Basin there will be five new parks and the revival of the existing Estuary Park. The parks - Shoreline, Gateway, Channel, Clinton Basin and South - will be unique environments with distinct features and water views. There will be playgrounds, bocce courts and ample green space as well as areas for larger public gatherings like open-air markets, concerts and festivals.
Welcoming shopping experiences will be a defining aspect of the lifestyle. Main Street is planned with 75,000 sq ft of inviting storefronts and Clinton Basin with 125,000 sq ft of waterfront retail space. An assortment of restaurants, galleries and specialty retailers will promote a lively, enjoyable street life and help to establish the area as a popular new destination in Oakland.
Residences are thoughtfully designed for livability and diversity in the spirit of Oakland. There will be more than 3,000 housing types including live-work lofts, townhomes and high rise apartments, accounting for the needs of a diverse demographic. The buildings themselves will be a dynamic composition of form and expression. Townhomes and live-work lofts will enhance an urban village aesthetic, while high rise towers will extend Oakland’s skyline, adding to the City’s character.