Panel Talk #2
Shaping Jack London, A History of Development
In conversation with:
Patti Rossi, Owner, The Fat Lady Bar & Restaurant
Gary Knecht, (Former) Planner, Historic Preservation Program, City of Oakland & Member, Estuary Policy Plan Advisory Committee
Richard Sinkoff, Director of Environmental Programs and Planning, Port of Oakland
Preceding the panel talk, Diane Heinze of the Port of Oakland lead a short walking tour highlighting the historic landmarks of Jack London Square.
Panel Talk #1
What does the ultimate Jack London look like?
Highlight questions to the audience:
"Is Jack London a 'District'?" 24:00
"How many people would like to see a Ballpark at Howard Terminal" 50:00
"How many people live in a restored building, or new ground-up construction?" 55:40
"How many people are comfortable with the idea of a 20 story building in Jack London Square?" 1:22:50
In Conversation With:
Kelley Kahn, Project Director, Economic and Workforce Development, City of Oakland
Rachel Flynn, Director of planning, City of Oakland
Robert Ogilvie, Oakland Director, SPUR
Pamela Kershaw, Director of Real Estate, Port of Oakland
John King, Urban Design Critic, San Francisco Chronicle
About the Jack London Panel Talks
As part of a transparent and collaborative approach to creating and maintaining a safe, clean, thriving Jack London District with flourishing businesses, vibrant events, and a high quality of life, JLID is hosting a series of discussions about development and revitalization of Jack London.
JLID will invite local and regional experts and appropriate moderators to generate discussions on land use, economic development, commerce, resilience, industry, history, culture, and other conversations relevant to the mission of the District. The discussions are educational and will help guide the long range vision of the District.
Join us to lead the neighborhood’s improvement with a passionate, progressive, creative, and collaborative approach.