June District Updates

Jack London stakeholder meeting

Summer Stakeholder Meeting a Success!

Our team was overwhelmed by the great turnout and positive response at the Stakeholder Meeting Friday. An estimated 70 attendees enjoyed local coffee generously provided by legacy business Mr. Espresso, cold brew and other creative beverages from Bicycle Coffee, delicious bites from Town Square Eats, and desert from the soon-to-open-in-Jack-London James and the Giant Cupcake. Thank you to these great businesses and to all who shared in the milestone celebration.

“I really enjoyed the Stakeholders Meeting. Your presentation was very enlightening and the various merchants do a great job bonding and growing their businesses. I really appreciated that the A’s are going to recognize the Ambassadors and their families!! They do a great job and deserve the praise!!”
-- Brenda Ivey, City of Oakland Neighborhood Services Coordinator, Beat 1X

A recap of staff's Impact Report presentation can be downloaded here.

Board Meetings are held monthly on the second Monday of the month, 5pm at 472 Water Street. Agendas and details posted here. On July 8th, the Board will discuss upcoming PG&E work in the District to minimize impact to businesses, hear from the Department of Transportation on planned repaving work and improvements on Broadway, and consider a permitted annual assessment increase.

Jack London Improvement District’s Board of Directors is notifying stakeholders as it considers an assessment increase of 5% due to rising costs of operations that are projected to exceed 5% over the current year. In addition, the District has experienced increased demand for services thanks to increased activity and growth. More information here.

Last month the Oakland A's presented a transportation-focused presentation to the BART Board of Directors. Transportation and access is one of the ways the infrastructure improvements for the planned stadium will be important for Jack London and surrounding neighborhoods. We'll be learning more at the August Board Meeting. view slides

Please lend the District 5 minutes of your time and feedback--respond to this survey and help inform priorities and service delivery.

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Jack London Development Talk and tour with SPUR on July 17th. Hear from Beth Van Clute, General Manager of Jack London Square and Savlan Hauser, Executive Director of the Jack London Improvement District on what's new and coming to Jack London.

Waterfront Warehouse District

Are you a property owner within the historic Waterfront Warehouse District, and planning an improvement project? Thanks to funds from Carmel Partners' Fourth Street East Project, the Facade Improvement Matching Grant program is available for eligible properties and projects. Join an informational meeting with the City of Oakland's Project Manager on July 24th, 10:30AM at 333 Broadway.

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