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Proposed Howard Terminal Project

The Howard Terminal Project would feature a new open-air waterfront multi-purpose Major League Baseball stadium with a capacity of 35,000 that would serve as the new home for the Oakland A’s. Additional features:

  • residential units;

  • office buildings and mixed retail;

  • cultural and civic uses throughout the Project site

  • seaport compatibility measures


Project Overview
Staff Report on Howard Terminal Project
Project Term Sheet
Seaport Compatibility Measures
Transportation and Circulation
Community Benefits
Project Approvals Process
FAQs
Important Project Documents
Howard Terminal Images
Links to Key Agencies
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History of the Howard Terminal Project

The proposed Howard Terminal Project is the result of several years of process. Key steps in the process include the following

July 2013

October 2013

January 2014

February 2014

March 2014

November 2014

November 2014

July 2017

January 2018

April 2018

November 2018

May 2019

July 2013

Early termination of a lease with SSA Terminals, a marine terminal operator for Howard Terminal.

October 2013

Port issues Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit maritime use proposals for Howard Terminal.

January 2014

SSA Terminals vacates Howard Terminal and relocates to other Port-owned property in the seaport.

February 2014

Port receives three maritime use proposals for Howard Terminal in response to the RFP, but rejects all three proposals.

March 2014

Port enters into an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement (ENA) with Oakland Waterfront Ballpark, LLC to negotiate terms of a potential baseball stadium on the Howard Terminal site.

November 2014

Port begins discussions with potential marine-oriented users of Howard Terminal. These discussions do not result in approval of any long-term tenancy agreements. The discussions last until April 2018.

November 2014

Oakland Waterfront Ballpark requests early termination of ENA.

July 2017

Oakland A’s announce that they are looking into three sites for a potential new baseball stadium: Howard Terminal, Laney College, and Oakland Coliseum.

January 2018

Oakland A’s contact the Port to discuss an ENA to study a potential baseball stadium development at Howard Terminal.

April 2018

Port approves a one-year ENA with the Oakland A’s for the Howard Terminal site.

November 2018

City of Oakland issues a Notice of Preparation (NOP) in advance of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

May 2019

Port approves a non-binding Exclusive Negotiation Agreement Term Sheet for the Oakland A’s Ballpark Plan setting the framework of a potential development after completion of environmental review, real estate agreements, and other necessary approvals.

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