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Seaport Logistics Complex

(Former Oakland Army Base Port Development Program)


Photo courtesy of the California Capital & Investment Group

Background & History
The Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission closed the Oakland Army Base in 1993. The land was transferred to the City of Oakland and Port of Oakland from 2003-2006. The Ports OAB development area is approximately 185 acres of land area and an additional 56 acres of submerged land. The City's OAB development area is approximately 228 acres. The Port's property is subject to Tidelands Trust obligations, meaning it is restricted to maritime-serving uses, while the City's portion is not. Responsibilities between the Port and the City are divided into five separate segments with corresponding funding plans, permitting, and delivery methods.

Phase 1

  • New rail manifest and support rail yard
  • New bulk marine terminal
  • 1 million sq. feet of new warehouse space
  • New roads and utility infrastructure
  • Soil stabilization and environmental remediation
  • New recycling center

Phase 2

  • Intermodal terminal
  • 15 acres of truck parking and ancillary service area
  • Additional warehouse and logistics space
  • New grade separation

The total development cost for both phases is estimated at approximately $1.2 billion. Phase 1 will cost approximately $500 million

Both the Port and the City have broken ground on Phase 1 construction. The Port's Phase 1 project is expected to be completed by Winter 2016. The Port's Phase 2 development is dependent on further refinement of the related business strategy, procurement of potential partners and additional funding.