Oakley Has Been Awarded a Priority Development Area Planning Grant of $100,000


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The City of Oakley has been awarded a Priority Development Area (PDA) Planning Grant of $100,000 through the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA). Oakley was one of ten jurisdictions to be awarded a grant.

As part of its Resolution 4035, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) allocated $2.745 million to CCTA to fund the PDA Planning Grant Program in Contra Costa. According to Resolution 4035, “Grants will be made to jurisdictions to provide support in planning for PDAs in areas such as providing housing, jobs, intensified land use, promoting alternative modes of travel to the single occupancy vehicle, and parking management.” To carry out the program and minimize the administrative overhead for local sponsors, CCTA agreed to the process where:

  • CCTA would approve PDA Planning Grants to local jurisdictions for planning within one of their PDAs.
  • CCTA would contract with several consultant teams that would provide the actual support for the planning grants.
  • CCTA would contract with a manager or managers who would oversee the process of implementing the program and handling contracts and invoicing.

This grant will specifically be used to conduct a Market Demand Analysis and Land Use and Development Alternatives Study that focuses on placing a transit station within the Downtown PDA. The purpose of this analysis is to determine the feasibility of placing either a San Joaquin Joint Powers Authority Station and/or a TriDelta Transit park and ride lot in the PDA and its overall effect on the housing and economic (commercial/retail) conditions of the downtown area. The City is also seeking information regarding the feasibility of Transit Orientated Development (TOD) near or around such a train station or transit lot. Detailed mapping of potential project sites and TOD opportunity areas will be prepared, as well as a corresponding pro forma analysis that outlines the market feasibility of a transit station and surrounding TOD development.

The lead project team assigned to work with Oakley is Perkins & Will. Perkins & Will is a globally recognized planning and design team that has worked on both small and large scale projects of similar scope. In addition to Perkins and Will several other highly qualified sub consultants form part of the team including Fehr and Peers Transportation Planning and EPS Economic and Planning Systems.

If you have any questions please contact Joshua McMurray, Planning Manager for the City of Oakley Planning Division at mcmurray@ci.oakley.ca.us.

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About Kevin

Mayor - City of Oakley, Data Center Manager of Mainframe Operations and Optimization – USS-POSCO INDUSTRIES, Co-Founder and Board Member - Friends of Oakley A Community Foundation, Advisory Board – Opportunity Junction, Commissioner - Contra Costa Transportation Authority, Board Member - Tri Delta Transit and Transplan
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