Oakland Shops at the Ridge


Retail 

Location
Oakland, California

Year
2012

Gross Area
15.67 acres
Client
PDC
JRDV Urban International


Collaborators

BKF
ARUP Structure

Status
Built
Located on the former site of the Bilger Quarry, the new Safeway store and retail complex stitches together two disconnected shopping streets in Oakland. The landscape provides an intimate shopping street environment while offering visitors grand vistas of the old quarry pond and rugged landscape beyond. The site’s stormwater is

managed seamlessly using attractive planting schemes while an informative path, annotated with historical fact sheets, leads visitors along the pond edge to an elevated viewing deck. The scheme blends together the history of the site with the current needs of the people and the environment.


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