The Oakland City Planning Commission is scheduled to review plans for a factory for ceramic beads and fabrication of lithium extraction units at 1700 20th Street in Prescott, Oakland. The project proposal includes the relocation of business operations to an existing 82,000 square-foot industrial building at the property site.
Lilac Solutions Inc is the project developer.
The property site is a parcel spanning an area of 4.5 acres. The new facility will manufacture ceramic beads, which are used for the extraction of lithium for electric batteries, and include research and development space. No lithium will be extracted at the facility. The parcel contains one building that will be separated into two warehouses with research and development activities in one and manufacturing in the other.
Based on environmental analyses and proposed conditions of approval, the project will have minimal adverse effects on the surrounding community in terms of air quality, traffic, noise, vibrations, or hazardous materials.
The site contains 20 large truck parking spaces (40’ x 10’) and 83 standard parking spaces (18’ x 9’), of which six are designated as American Disability Act accessible parking spaces.
The project meets the LUTE’s Industry and Commerce goals in the Land Use and Transportation Element (LUTE) of the General Plan.
The property site is bounded by Wood Street to the north, Willow Street to the south, 20th Street to the east, and West Grand to the west. The nearest adjacent properties include Raimondi Park to the south, vacant residential parcels to the west, and light industrial and warehouse facilities to the north and east.