Permits have been filed, and a design review is pending for a new recycling facility at 2308 Wake Avenue, Oakland. The project proposal includes constructing a recycling facility on vacant land that formerly served as Oakland Army Base. A Major Conditional Use Permit (CUP) has been submitted.
California Waste Solutions (CWS) is the project sponsor. RPR Architects is responsible for design concepts and construction.
The project site measures an area of 14.38 acres and is owned by the City of Oakland. The facility will span an area of 170,765 square feet and rise to a height of 53 feet. The new development is designed with a front entrance facing west and surrounded by ample driving aisles and parking to facilitate heavy truck circulation. The proposed facility is a two-story building with approximately 6,000 square feet of administrative office space and education/observation areas.
The facility will be equipped with a material receiving area, a material recycling and recovery area with processing equipment, a bale storage area, a material shipping area, staff areas, a truck maintenance area including a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling compressor, and a dispatch area. Landscaped areas include bio-swales along the perimeter of the parking and loading areas.
The estimated construction timeline has not been revealed yet. The Planning Commission will be conducting a meeting on June 16, 2021, which can be found here.
The property site is located at the northeast corner of Maritime Street and West Grand Avenue. The site is surrounded by East Bay Municipal Utilities District (EBMUD) land and a BNSF rail spur to the north and I- 880 to the east.