Latham Square Plaza is a ‘Pilot Project’
Oakland is revitalizing the intersection of Broadway and Telegraph as a place for people, by redesigning the 1st block of Telegraph as a pocket park, with the road closed to cars and open to people. Between 16th St and Broadway, Telegraph Avenue will be re-invented as a larger plaza with seating and street furniture and asthetic features to create a social space for people to stay and enjoy a special place in Downtown Oakland.
Fabrication of furniture and planters for the pilot is underway, and Oakland expects the project to be complete and ready for an August 16 grand opening celebration at 12:00noon jointly hosted by CBD and City to acknowledge various recent improvements in downtown Oakland. Join us at a special new people place in downtown Oakland.
Those forces of darkness that are trying to stop the project have subsided, thanks to much outreach by city staff and our members, but we need to as a city make this project succeed so that Oakland can welcome more great places for people to gather and get to know one another.