Conceptual and architectural plans are under review for new buildings at the California College of the Arts (CCA) Oakland campus at 5200 Broadway, Oakland. The project proposal includes the demolition of ten buildings and the construction of two new buildings along with other campus facilities. The proposal also includes changes in the landscaped areas on campus. CCA is the property owner. Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects and Jensen Architects have teamed to draft the conceptual plans, design and are responsible for the construction.
The proposed development is planned for two parcels; the main campus and a residence hall, Clifton Hall. The new development includes two eight-story buildings with 462 residential units. 10% of the total units will be offered at affordable prices. The project also includes 6,310 square feet of cafe and retail space. 261 vehicular parking spaces and 462 bicycle parking spaces are planned. 1.85 acres of private open space is also included in the campus remodel plan. An alternate potential design variant could provide an additional 126 housing units in a tower building form for 588 units.
The project is located on a 4.2-acre site in the Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. Students are approximately half-a-mile away from Rockridge BART station and approximately 2 miles from Highway 13. CCA runs a campus-shuttle for students that connects both Oakland and San Francisco campuses.
The Committee will proceed with The General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Planned Unit Development, Tree Permits, and Design Review on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021.
California College of the Arts has another campus on 8th Street, San Francisco. The art school has been actively focused on campus expansion, with a new residence hall opened for its students in Fall 2020.