Community Development from the Bottoms Up
The Village Bottoms Cultural District plan is the result of a cooperative effort between Black Dot Artists Inc., Village Bottoms Neighborhood Association, and Ecocity Builders. The immediate focus is anchored on historic Pine Street between 7th Street and 12th Street, linking the emerging Central Station neighborhood development site and the already established West Oakland BART transit-oriented development.
The parties involved worked together with a shared belief that in order to achieve longterm sustainability, a comprehensive and integrated approach is needed. If successful, this cooperative model could guide a transition of Oakland’s built environment into a new regional vision of economically, environmentally and socially healthy “urban villages” of various sizes and cultural characteristics, powered largely by clean, renewable energy and linked primarily by greenways, trails and natural corridors.
Download the Village Bottoms Cultural District booklet [PDF]
Download the Report [PDF]