What Are We Learning?

Establishing a vision and strategies to improve Uptown and West Oakland requires that we understand the challenges the area faces.  Since 2015, City Planning has been working with community members, partner organizations, and stakeholders city-wide to create the EcoInnovation District Plan. Now that it has been accepted, involvement from all parties remains a key factor in successful implementation. Find updates in that process here.

See a summary of the EcoInnovation District in the slideshow below.

Check out how the streets can be redesigned to be safer for all modes of transit in the EcoInnovation District.


The EcoInnovation study area is focused on Uptown / West Oakland and includes the Fifth and Forbes corridors, the surrounding community, Duquesne University and UPMC. 




We have started to think about development goals and a retail strategy.