OAKLAND — An Oakland Metropolis Council member has lifted issues about the likely development of a Residence Depot keep on a key web page in the East Bay town.
The store would increase on what is currently a vacant ton at the corner of Broadway and Nice Valley Avenue, according to a extremely preliminary notion on file with Oakland city planners. The internet site sits in a part of northern Oakland that currently lacks big hardware merchants.
Oakland Metropolis Councilmember Dan Kalb, whose district incorporates the web-site for the proposed Property Depot, expressed reservations about the likely major-box shop proposal.
“A Home Depot is not the most effective idea at this place,” Kalb said. “A lengthy evaluation procedure is essential if this is a little something that is currently being seriously thought of listed here.”
The Household Depot retail store could be created on a approximately 4-acre part of a 15-acre web-site at 5050 Broadway in Oakland.
The preliminary submitting is remaining floated at City Corridor as a way to gauge the reaction of Oakland officials regarding a Dwelling Depot and parking framework at that web site.
The task developer hopes to acquire suggestions from the city about this kind of growth on the home.
“I would like to see a retail and housing mixture on the web site,” Kalb reported. “A well-made retail and housing growth makes feeling right here.”
The two nearest Household Depot retailers are in Emeryville, 1.7 miles away and in jap Oakland on Alameda Avenue, 4.7 miles absent, according to the retailer’s website.
The closest Lowe’s hardware shops are 10.4 miles absent in San Francisco and at East Bay web-sites in Concord and Union Metropolis that are even additional distant, the Lowe’s web page displays.
A couple of ACE Components merchants, two in Oakland and one in Piedmont, are about a mile absent. ACE Components merchants, having said that, are far smaller than Dwelling Depot and Lowe’s.
The proposed House Depot in north Oakland would be designed along with a new parking framework. That is an strategy that contrasts with typical Home Depot suppliers, which are typically adjacent to enormous surface parking loads.
The development web-site is portion of The Ridge shopping middle.
Combined-use tasks, which includes the development of a mix of properties and retail, can have to have substantial good-tuning to assure they are fiscally practical.
Reps of the builders of the proposed Residence Depot job referred inquiries to the Atlanta-dependent retailer. A comment from Home Depot was requested 2 times this 7 days.
“The city would search pretty favorably on housing and retail at that web-site,” Kalb mentioned.