Proposed Howard Terminal Project
- residential units;
- office buildings and mixed retail;
- cultural and civic uses throughout the Project site
- seaport compatibility measures
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
Early termination of a lease with SSA Terminals, a marine terminal operator for Howard Terminal.
Port issues Request for Proposals (RFP) to solicit maritime use proposals for Howard Terminal.
SSA Terminals vacates Howard Terminal and relocates to other Port-owned property in the seaport.
Port receives three maritime use proposals for Howard Terminal in response to the RFP, but rejects all three proposals.
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.
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.
Oakland Waterfront Ballpark requests early termination of ENA.
Oakland A’s announce that they are looking into three sites for a potential new baseball stadium: Howard Terminal, Laney College, and Oakland Coliseum.
Oakland A’s contact the Port to discuss an ENA to study a potential baseball stadium development at Howard Terminal.
Port approves a one-year ENA with the Oakland A’s for the Howard Terminal site.
City of Oakland issues a Notice of Preparation (NOP) in advance of an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
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.