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District Panel Talk: A Ballpark for Everyone.  Tuesday, September 26th, 6:00 PM at Original Pattern Brewing, 292 4th Street. With: Jeff Bellisario, Bay Area Council &...

In a segment hosted by Great Big Story, we learned that the Oakland Zookeepers make use of Jack London's Wholesale Produce Market. In the video,...

Panel Talk Series

Panel Talk on 2/5/2015: Shaping Jack London, A History of Development

In conversation with:

Mitchell Schwarzer, Professor of Visual and Critical Studies, California College of the Arts (and author of the recently published article "A Tale of Two Waterfronts"Journal of California History

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 on 11/12/2014: 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

Moderated By:

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, the Jack London Improvement District is hosting a series of discussions about development and revitalization of Jack London.

Jack London Improvement District 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.

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