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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,...

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A Ballpark for Everyone

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 & Author of the report: The Economic Impacts of a New Baseball Stadium in Oakland
Michael Berne, Urban Retail Consultant, MJB Consulting
Noah Friedman, Senior Urban Designer, Perkins + Will

Moderated by Robert Gammon, Editor, Oakland Magazine and East Bay Express and Award-Winning Journalist.

Locating the A's Ballpark Downtown could be transformative in terms of economic activity, infrastructure improvements, and neighborhood impact. The Jack London Improvement District has been engaging businesses, residents, and stakeholders to participate in the discussion. As part of our Panel Talk series on issues relevant to the Jack London District, this event focuses on the development of a Ballpark. How can the District leverage the investment for maximum positive neighborhood impact-- from infrastructure to economic vitality? How can the community take ownership in the Ballpark and make it belong to Oakland?



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Panel Talk: Retail in Jack London

In conversation With:

Erika Elliott, Colliers International

Gaye Quinn, Westlake Urban

Renato Sardo, Baia Pasta

Gaye Quinn, Westlake Urban

Richard Weinstein, Weinstein Local

Moderated by:

Michael Berne, MJB Consulting

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Panel Talk: 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.

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Panel Talk: 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

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