Oakland A's Waterfront Ballpark District Timeline
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On December 17, 2021, the City of Oakland published the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Waterfront Ballpark District at Howard Terminal. You can download the final document by section by accessing this link.

To certify the Final EIR, the following hearings are required:

  • Jan. 19, 2022 Planning Commission Hearing Certification of FEIR. Passed, Ayes 6, Noes 0.
  • TBD Rules Committee Hearing to calendar the City Council hearing.
  • TBD City Council (#1) Full Certification of EIR, Adoption of CEQA Findings and MMRP, First Reading of Ordinance Approving City's Exercise of Land Use Authority over Ballpark District.
  • TBD City Council (#2) Second Reading – Ordinance Approving City's Exercise of Land Use Authority over Ballpark District.

City of Oakland

Environmental Impact Report

DESCRIPTION

Certification of the EIR for The Oakland Waterfront Ballpark District Project, which would construct: a new open-air waterfront multipurpose Major League Baseball (MLB) ballpark with a capacity of up to 35,000-persons; mixed-use development including up to 3,000 residential units, up to 1.5 million square feet of office, and up to approximately 270,000 square feet of retail uses; an approximately 50,000 square-foot indoor performance center with capacity of up to 3,500 individuals; an approximately 280,000 square-foot, 400-room hotel; and a network of approximately 18.3 acres of publicly-accessible open spaces.

VOTES

  • 01/19/22 From Planning Commission: Recommendation to the City Council to Certify the EIR (Ayes 6, Noes 0)

NEXT STEPS

  • Rules Committee Hearing to calendar City Council Meeting

Development Agreement

DESCRIPTION

Adopt A Resolution Approving Binding Terms Of A Development Agreement With The Athletics Investment Group LLC, D/B/A The Oakland Athletics, A California Limited Liability Company, Including Terms For, But Not Limited To, The Financial Plan, Community Benefits, And Non-Relocation, Related To The Proposed Oakland Waterfront Ballpark District Project To Be Developed On The Property Known As The Howard Terminal At The Port Of Oakland.

VOTES

  • 07/20/21 From City Council: Approved staff recommendations with amendments (Abstained 1, Ayes 6, Noes 1)
  • 07/07/21 From Special Community & Economic Development Committee: Conduct A Study Session and Receive an Informational Report (Ayes 3, Excused 1, Noes 0)
  • 07/01/21 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Scheduled to go before the Concurrent Meeting of the Oakland Redevelopment Successor Agency and the City Council to be heard 7/20/2021

NEXT STEPS

  • The A’s and City will continue to negotiate a binding Development Agreement to be voted on in 2022

Memorandum of Understanding between the City and the Port

DESCRIPTION

Public Hearing And Upon Conclusion Adopt A Resolution Authorizing The City Administrator, Or Designee, To Execute A Non-Binding Memorandum Of Understanding Between The City And The Port Regarding The Process Of Review Of Applications For, And, If Approved, The Anticipated Framework Of Regulation Of The Development Project Proposed By The Oakland Athletics At Howard Terminal.

VOTES

  • 01/21/20 From City Council: motion passed (Ayes 8, Noes 0)
  • 01/16/20 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Title change made, scheduled to be heard on 1/21/20
  • 01/14/20 From Special Community and Economic Development Committee: Scheduled to 1/21/20 (Ayes 4, Noes 0)
  • 12/12/10 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Scheduled to January 14, 2021, Community and Economic Development Committee

NEXT STEPS

  • The A's, City, and Port will continue to negotiate terms and will vote on a binding MOU in 2022

Informational Briefing On Proposed Howard Terminal Ballpark Project

DESCRIPTION

Receive An Informational Report And Briefing On Status, Goals And Potential Impacts Of The Oakland A’s Howard Terminal Ballpark Project And Related Development (Housing, Open Space, Adjacent Infrastructure, Etc.), Including But Not Limited To (1) Pending State Legislation, Senate Bill 293 (Skinner) And Assembly Bill 1191 (Bonta); (2) The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Process Including Scoping, Designation Of Lead Agency, Project Objectives And Description, Alternatives, And Timeline; (3) Transportation/Transit Infrastructure Needs And Challenges Including Information On Proposed Gondola And Other Options To And From The Ballpark; (4) Potential Impacts To Nearby Maritime Industry; (5) Financing Of Ballpark And Related Infrastructure; (6) Community Benefits; And (7) Realistic Jobs Impacts

VOTES

  • 07/16/19 From City Council: Matter received and filed (Ayes 8, Noes 0)
  • 07/02/19 From Special Community & Economic Development Committee: Matter received and forwarded to go to City Council on July 16, 2019 (Ayes 3, Excused 1)
  • 06/12/19 From City Council: Matter accepted (Ayes 7, Absent 1, Noes 0)
  • 060/6/19 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Withdrawn and Rescheduled to go before City Council on June 12, 2019
  • 05/30/19 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Requested change in language, approved the recommendation of staff, and forward to go to City Council on June 18, 2019
  • 05/23/19 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Hearing on AB1191 and SB293 scheduled to May 30, 2019 Agenda
  • 05/16/19 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Informational Report be withdrawn with no new date (Ayes 3, Noes 1)
  • 05/02/19 From Rules and Legislation Committee: Title Change was read, As A Non Consent Item, Informational Report scheduled to June 28, 2019

Alameda County - Board of Supervisors

Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District

DESCRIPTION

Discussion and possible action on a Resolution declaring the County of Alameda’s non-binding intent to contribute the County’s share of incremental property taxes to finance portions of the City of Oakland’s Waterfront Ballpark District at Howard Terminal for 45 years through an Enhanced Infrastructure Financing District (EIFD).

VOTES

  • 10/26/21 From Board of Supervisors: No action taken, so moved that the Board declares a non-binding intent to contribute a portion of its share of the incremental property tax (Ayes 4, Noes 1)

NEXT STEPS

  • Conduct analysis of the proposed project funding, to be brought back to the Board for consideration

Port of Oakland - Board of Commissioners

Term Sheet for a term of four years for 1 Market Street, Oakland

DESCRIPTION

Approve and Authorize the Executive Director to Execute an Exclusive Negotiation Term Sheet with Athletics Investment Group LLC, dba the Oakland Athletics, a California Limited Liability Company, for a Term of Four Years for an Initial Payment of $100,000 for Property Located at 1 Market Street, Oakland (Not a Project under the California Environmental Quality Act [CEQA]) (CRE).

VOTES

  • 5/13/19: Approved (Ayes 7, Noes 0)

NEXT STEPS

  • The A's and the Port will continue to negotiate terms, and will vote on a Final Term Sheet at the end of the year.

San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission

Review of Oakland Athletics Ballpark and Mixed-Use Development

DESCRIPTION

Pre-application review and informational briefings of the proposal by the Oakland Athletics to redevelop the 55-acre site at the Port of Oakland Howard Terminal adjacent to Jack London Square, in the City of Oakland, Alameda County. The project would consist of a major league baseball stadium and a mix of land uses, including residential, hotel, commercial office, retail, parks, and plazas. Public access improvements would consist of approximately 6.4 to 10.5 acres of waterfront parks and open spaces including Bay Trail access and a waterfront promenade. The project site is located on former tidelands that were filled over time for port uses before and after the establishment of BCDC in 1965. Therefore, areas that were filled since 1965, over which portions of the new stadium are sited, remain within the Commission’s “Bay” jurisdiction and the Safety of Fills policies apply.

HEARINGS

  • 04/05/21 Design Review Board Briefing, Staff took comments and questions
  • 03/25/21 From Engineering Criteria Board, Receive Informational Report
  • 10/07/19 From Design Review Board, Staff took comments and questions
  • 03/11/19 From Design Review Board, Staff took comments and questions

Seaport Plan Amendments

DESCRIPTION

The Seaport Planning Advisory Committee will review an updated regional forecast of oceangoing cargo and a marine terminal capacity study for purposes of revising the San Francisco Bay Area Seaport Plan (Seaport Plan). The Committee will recommend whether the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC or Commission) and staff should use the forecast and capacity information to inform the plan update and to respond to amendment requests, including removing the port and marine terminal designations from Howard Terminal in the Port of Oakland to allow a baseball stadium and mixed-use development to be constructed in its stead.

HEARINGS

  • 03/26/21 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee Hearing
  • 10/29/20 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee Hearing
  • 06/04/20 From Commission, receive a briefing on Seaport Plan
  • 05/11/20 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee Hearing
  • 12/05/19 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee Hearing
  • 06/27/19 Seaport Planning Advisory Committee Hearing
  • 06/06/19 From Commission Hearing on AB191 and Seaport Plan
  • 01/17/19: From Commission, Hearing on Initiation of Seaport Plan Amendment

NEXT STEPS

  • BCDC approval of the Seaport Plan amendment

Commission Consideration of Legislation, including AB 1191.

DESCRIPTION

The Commission will consider and may take positions on legislation, including Assembly Bill 1191 (Bonta) State Lands Commission: exchange of trust lands: City of Oakland: Howard Terminal property: Oakland Waterfront Ballpark Act. Motion to take a watch position on AB 1191 and express support for the direction of the discussions and encourage continued cooperation that preserves the interest that we believe is important to the Commission.

VOTES

  • 06/06/19: From Commission: Approved the Motion (Ayes 13, Abstain, 4, Noes 0)

California State Legislature

ADOPTED: AB 1191, Bonta

State Lands Commission: exchange of trust lands: City of Oakland: Howard Terminal property: Oakland Waterfront Ballpark Act.

DESCRIPTION

Assembly Bill 1191 would establish specified procedures for the administrative and judicial review of the environmental review and approvals granted for the Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project, as defined, located in the City of Oakland that is certified by the Governor as meeting certain requirements. Because a public agency would be required to comply with those new procedures, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program. It would apply certain rules of court establishing procedures requiring actions or proceedings seeking judicial review pursuant to CEQA or the granting of project approvals, including any appeals therefrom, to be resolved, to the extent feasible, within 270 days of the filing of the certified record of proceedings with the court to an action or proceeding seeking judicial review of the lead agency's action related to the Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project under CEQA.

VOTES

  • 10/11/19: Signed into law by the Governor of California
  • 9/12/19: Assembly: Do pass. (Ayes 72. Noes 1.)
  • 9/11/19: Assembly - Natural Resources and Water (Ayes 9. Noes 0. Abstain 2.)
  • 9/09/19: Read third time: Do pass. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 40. Noes 0.)
  • 8/30/19: Senate Appropriations Committee. Do pass. (Ayes 7, Noes 0.)
  • 6/25/19: State Senate - Natural Resources and Water (Ayes 9. Noes 0.)
  • 5/22/19 California State Assembly. Do pass. (Ayes 69. Noes 1.)
  • 5/16/19 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 18. Noes 0.)
  • 4/25/19: From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Committee on Appropriations (Ayes 7. Noes 0.)
  • 4/23/19: From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Committee on Local Government (Ayes 7. Noes 0.)

ADOPTED: SB 293, Skinner

Infrastructure financing districts: Oakland Waterfront Revitalization and Environmental Justice Infrastructure Financing District.

DESCRIPTION

State Bill 293 would establish alternative procedures for the formation of an Oakland Waterfront Revitalization and Environmental Justice Infrastructure Financing District under these provisions. The bill would require the City Council of the City of Oakland to initiate proceedings for the formation of the district by adoption of a resolution of intention to establish the district that, among other things, provides for a district board, composed of specified members, to serve as the district's governing body and directs the preparation of an infrastructure financing plan.

VOTES

  • 10/11/19: Signed into law by the Governor of California
  • 9/3/19: State Senate Floor. Do pass. (Ayes 33. Noes 2, NVR 5.)
  • 8/30/19: State Assembly Floor. Do pass. (Ayes 47. Noes 6, NVR 17.)
  • 7/3/19: State Assembly - Local Government Committee (Ayes 6. Noes 0.)
  • 5/6/19: Read third time. Passed. (Ayes 36. Noes 0.)
  • 4/25/19: From committee: Do pass as amended. (Ayes 6. Noes 0.)

ADOPTED: AB 734, Bonta

California Environmental Quality Act: Oakland Sports and Mixed-Use Project.

DESCRIPTION

Assembly Bill 734 would enact the Oakland Waterfront Ballpark Act, which would authorize the commission to enter into an exchange with the City of Oakland, of filled or reclaimed tidelands and submerged lands or beds of navigable waterways, or interests in these lands, located in the Howard Terminal property, as defined, that are subject to the public trust for commerce, navigation, and fisheries, for other lands or interests in lands under the jurisdiction and control of the city, if the commission finds that specified conditions exist. The bill would also authorize the commission to impose any additional conditions on an exchange of land authorized under the bill, if the commission determines that the conditions are necessary to protect the public trust. It would also authorize the commission to establish the ordinary high water mark or the ordinary low water watermark of any tidelands or submerged lands within the boundaries of the Howard Terminal property that are exchanged pursuant to an agreement with the City of Oakland.

VOTES

  • 9/30/18: Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 959, Statutes of 2018.
  • 9/30/18: Approved by the Governor.
  • 8/31/18: Senate amendments concurred into Engrossing and Enrolling. (Ayes 66. Noes 4.)
  • 8/31/18: From committee: That the Senate amendments be concurred in. (Ayes 6. Noes 2.)
  • 8/31/18 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Assembly. (Ayes 33. Noes 0.)
  • 8/28/18 Senate Rule 29.3(b) suspended. (Ayes 33. Noes 1.)
  • 8/20/18 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.)
  • 7/2/18 From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended and re-refer to Com. on APPR. (Ayes 5. Noes 1.)
  • 6/21/18 From committee: Do pass and re-refer to Com. on JUD. (Ayes 7. Noes 0.)
  • 5/11/17 Read third time. Passed. Ordered to the Senate. (Ayes 63. Noes 9.)
  • 5/4/17 From committee: Do pass. (Ayes 8. Noes 0.)