Oakland Metropolis Council member raises some issues in excess of Residence Depot strategy

OAKLAND — An Oakland Metropolis Council member has elevated considerations about the prospective improvement of a House Depot retail store on a primary internet site in the East Bay town.

The keep would rise on what is at present a vacant great deal at the corner of Broadway and Nice Valley Avenue, in accordance to a extremely preliminary idea on file with Oakland metropolis planners. The site sits in a part of northern Oakland that now lacks major components vendors.

Oakland Town Councilmember Dan Kalb, whose district features the web page for the proposed Residence Depot, expressed reservations about the potential significant-box retail outlet proposal.

“A Residence Depot is not the most effective concept at this site,” Kalb said. “A lengthy review approach is necessary if this is one thing that is staying very seriously regarded as listed here.”

The Household Depot store could be formulated on a roughly 4-acre part of a 15-acre internet site at 5050 Broadway in Oakland.

The preliminary submitting is becoming floated at City Hall as a way to gauge the reaction of Oakland officers about a Home Depot and parking composition at that web page.

The job developer hopes to obtain comments from the city about this form of advancement on the home.

“I would like to see a retail and housing mixture on the site,” Kalb mentioned. “A effectively-created retail and housing growth makes sense listed here.”

The two nearest Residence Depot suppliers are in Emeryville, 1.7 miles absent and in jap Oakland on Alameda Avenue, 4.7 miles absent, according to the retailer’s site.

The nearest Lowe’s hardware suppliers are 10.4 miles absent in San Francisco and at East Bay websites in Harmony and Union City that are even more distant, the Lowe’s web-site reveals.

A number of ACE Hardware merchants, two in Oakland and 1 in Piedmont, are about a mile away. ACE Hardware merchants, on the other hand, are significantly lesser than Home Depot and Lowe’s.