OAKLAND — An Oakland City Council member has raised considerations about the potential improvement of a Dwelling Depot retail store on a primary website in the East Bay town.
The retail outlet would rise on what is currently a vacant great deal at the corner of Broadway and Pleasant Valley Avenue, in accordance to a really preliminary idea on file with Oakland town planners. The website sits in a segment of northern Oakland that at the moment lacks massive hardware vendors.
Oakland Metropolis Councilmember Dan Kalb, whose district incorporates the internet site for the proposed Home Depot, expressed reservations about the prospective significant-box retailer proposal.
“A Home Depot is not the greatest principle at this site,” Kalb reported. “A prolonged evaluate method is required if this is anything that is currently being severely considered listed here.”
The Dwelling Depot keep could be created on a roughly 4-acre part of a 15-acre site at 5050 Broadway in Oakland.
The preliminary filing is staying floated at City Corridor as a way to gauge the reaction of Oakland officials with regards to a Dwelling Depot and parking framework at that web page.
The task developer hopes to attain feedback from the metropolis about this kind of development on the residence.
“I would like to see a retail and housing mixture on the site,” Kalb said. “A properly-built retail and housing advancement makes sense right here.”
The two closest Dwelling Depot suppliers are in Emeryville, 1.7 miles away and in japanese Oakland on Alameda Avenue, 4.7 miles away, according to the retailer’s web site.
The closest Lowe’s hardware shops are 10.4 miles away in San Francisco and at East Bay web sites in Concord and Union Town that are even additional distant, the Lowe’s web site displays.
A handful of ACE Components retailers, two in Oakland and just one in Piedmont, are about a mile absent. ACE Components shops, even so, are much lesser than Dwelling Depot and Lowe’s.
The proposed Dwelling Depot in north Oakland would be produced along with a new parking construction. That is an approach that contrasts with typical Household Depot merchants, which are often adjacent to large surface parking lots.
The advancement web page is component of The Ridge purchasing middle.
Mixed-use assignments, which includes the advancement of a mix of houses and retail, can demand substantial wonderful-tuning to make sure they are fiscally viable.
Associates of the developers of the proposed House Depot project referred inquiries to the Atlanta-based mostly retailer. A remark from Home Depot was asked for twice this week.
“The city would appear quite favorably on housing and retail at that web site,” Kalb claimed.