2018 National Planning Conference

Bringing Back Broadway

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1 p.m. - Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6 p.m. PDT

CM | 4.50

Cost: $40.00

Activity Type: Offsite Tours and Programming

Activity ID: NPC190005

Location: Depart from Moscone West - Mobile Workshop Departure Area

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  • Hear about the most effective zoning tools to activate an underdeveloped area.
  • Discover ways to activate vacant historic buildings through adaptive reuse along with infill development.
  • Learn about planning for new infill development near transit, while balancing the context and concerns of the existing community and maintaining authenticity and sense of place.


Find out why Uptown was named a Great Neighborhood by APA in 2014 and has become one of America’s hippest places. Further north, the Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan is transforming an old auto row into a vibrant mixed-use retail destination, while also preserving historic resources. Since the 2014 Plan, 2,800 housing units, 400,000 square feet of retail, and a boutique hotel have been built or are under construction. Learn how implementation of the plan supported the area’s transformation, from zoning to expedited EIR processing, application review, and approval — and see plazas, paseos, restored facades, and buildings come to life.

Session Speakers

Peterson Z. Vollmann
City of Oakland
Oakland, CA

Paul Nieto
Signature Development Company
Oakland, CA

John Gibbs
San Francisco, CA

Catherine Payne
City of Oakland

Laura B. Kaminski, AICP
City of Oakland
San Francisco, CA