Oak Knoll

Location: Oakland, California
Property Type: Master-planned community
Area: 183 acres
Units: 918
Description: This property is a former Naval Medical Center that was closed in 1996. Numerous workshops and city consultation won public support as the Oak Knoll project team shaped the development vision for this new community.

Extensive land planning and progressive community relations/public outreach yielded a comprehensive plan that will restore a creek, provide open space, ensure historical preservation, allow homes on a prominent slope and offer a mix of residences, shops and restaurants. Renowned land-planning, architecture and landscape-architecture firm Hart Howerton designed the community to take maximum advantage of striking views of the surrounding foothills and the Bay Area.

The complex purchase of affordable housing credits, "fair share" traffic improvements and more will make Oak Knoll a model for future land-use planning in the city.