Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Oak Knoll?
Oak Knoll is in the south hills of Oakland, California. The 187-acre property lies east of Highway 580 bounded by Mountain Blvd. to the west and Keller Ave. to the north. It is about 12 miles from the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Bridge.
What can I expect at Oak Knoll?
Oak Knoll will be mostly residential — 900 single family homes and townhomes. There will also be a commercial area. One goal of the Oak Knoll Coalition is the creation of a new park that would include the knoll, creek corridor and walking trails. This park could become the center of a thriving new community.
What kind of commercial uses are planned?
In 2015, SunCal Companies proposed 72,000 square feet of new commercial, including a grocery store, small shops and a restaurant. The Sea West Credit Union, which owns property at Oak Knoll, plans to continue operation at the site.
How can I participate in the planning process?
The Coalition will post notices of important upcoming city and developer meetings, as well as information on the environmental review process. CLICK HERE for our Current Events Timeline.
Why should I support the Coalition?
For the past 20 years we have led the effort for environmentally sensitive, sustainable community development at Oak Knoll:
We advocated for creek restoration, preservation of open space at the knoll and adjacent oak woodlands.
We advocated for a community center.
We worked with East Bay Regional Parks to secure $720,000 from Measure WW for creek restoration and trails.
We worked to secure over $4 million to abate blight and restore security at the abandoned base.