What's Happening Now?

The EcoInnovation District (EID) plan began in the late Fall of 2015, and was recently adopted by the Planning Commission. The EID continues to engage with community members and stakeholders throughout the city on how best to make concepts and plans a reality.

See below for news and events related to this project.

Uptown Public Art Program Info Session for Artists

Recap of the Uptown Open House

The January Uptown open house and posters that were showcased.

Open House - Review Designs for Fifth and Dinwiddie

Join us on January 17th. We invite you to review ideas and examples of development for Fifth and Dinwiddie that could be incorporated into the future development request for proposals.


Design Charrette for Fifth and Dinwiddie

Here's a recap of the November 29th design charrette for the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Dinwiddie Street.

Help Design the Heart of Uptown

Join us on November 29th, 2017, to reimagine what the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Dinwiddie Street can be. Click here for details.

Join us for two upcoming meetings regarding proposed zoning changes in Uptown/West Oakland.

Click here for details.

Please join us for a COMMUNITY FORUM and celebration of the ECOINNOVATION DRAFT PLAN release.

Click here for details.

Keep informed about the ECOINNOVATION DISTRICT PLAN!

There are numerous upcoming meetings related to the ECOINNOVATION DISTRICT PLAN. Click here for details.

See a summary of ECO-INNOVATION DISTRICT Strategies!

Head over to the "What Are We Learning" tab to see a summary of strategies for Uptown/West Oakland.

We had a BLAST at the UPTOBERFEST Block Party!!

Click here to see pictures form the UPTOBERFEST Block Party held at 300 Gist Street on October 5th.


Please join us for the UPTOBERFEST BLOCK PARTY on Oct. 5th from 5:30 - 9:00 PM at 300 Gist Street. Learn about the status of the project and share your thoughts about the future of Uptown/West Oakland.


Uptown Community Meeting

Please join your neighbors for an update on the Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District plan on Wednesday, June 1st at 6 PM in The NeighborWorks Building - 710 5th Avenue (first floor). Refreshments will be served!


Sign up for the GRASS ROOTS GREEN HOMES program.

This spring 500 Households in Uptown and Oakland will receive free energy-saving tools and tips through participation in a one-year energy saving challenge.


Public OPEN HOUSE #2

Did you miss the initial Public Open House? Here's another chance to share your thoughts about the neighborhood. Please join us for the 2nd Public Open House on Wednesday, March 30th from 6-9 pm at 300 Gist Street.


Public Open House was a SUCCESS!

Click here to view pictures from the Public Open House held at 300 Gist Street on February 25th.



Please join us for the launch of the initial Public Open House on Feb. 25th from 6-9 PM at 300 Gist Street.


The SURVEY is now live.

Please take a few minutes to fill out the survey so we can learn more about the neighborhood. Access it through the "How Can I Get Involved" tab and click on "Take Our Survey".


EcoInnovation District gains global headlines!

The Uptown EcoInnovation District project this week was named one of the top 100 projects worldwide addressing climate change on a local level.