A big announcement for development personnel, residence-improvement buffs, and DIYers: It appears North Oakland could be acquiring a new House Depot retailer. The mega-dimension hardware retailer would present the region with a lot-desired construction materials, tools, lumber, and other points that individuals have to take timely drives to get. “The store would rise on what is now a vacant ton at the corner of Broadway and Nice Valley Avenue, according to a really preliminary notion on file with Oakland city planners,” reports Bay Area Information Team.
The exact handle of the proposed keep is 5050 Broadway, in close proximity to a well-liked Safeway place. The Dwelling Depot retailer and an accompanying parking garage would consider up about 4-acres in The Ridge buying heart. The preliminary submitting at Oakland Metropolis Hall is acting as a barometer for the shop builders to evaluate desire and to get feedback from metropolis officials. So considerably, there are no timelines for approval and no agenda for general public comment classes.
A enormous House Depot retailer in North Oakland may possibly not go around properly with several citizens and at least a single town official is already indicating no. “A Residence Depot is not the greatest strategy at this spot. A prolonged critique course of action is essential if this is some thing that is staying severely viewed as listed here,” Oakland City Councilmember Dan Kalb advised Bay Area Information Group in a separate report. Kalb signifies the district where by the retail outlet would sit. “I would like to see a retail and housing combination on the web page. A well-created retail and housing enhancement helps make sense right here,” Kalb says. So significantly, Household Depot has not issued any general public statements about the proposal.
As it stands now, folks residing in North Oakland and Berkeley have to drive to Emeryville to pay a visit to a Residence Depot store. There are a number of other lesser hardware outlets and lumber retailers not too considerably from the proposed site but they do not provide nearly the total of possibilities that Home Depot offers. There is a House Depot retail store on Higher Road in East Oakland but that is about five miles away from 5050 Broadway. That retailer has been a magnet for homeless men and women and for years has had a large encampment of RV and tent dwellers in close proximity to the entrance to the parking large amount. According to a report by KPIX past thirty day period, the city of Oakland last but not least commenced cleaning up the camp.