|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 24 Oct 2012 10:17:38 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] REUSE: "At Oakland's [CA] Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to Locals"|
At Oakland's Abandoned Army Base, a Jobs Plan Brings Hope to LocalsA new $1 billion plan to turn a vacant base into a shipping and logistics center will create thousands of jobs for the Oakland residents who need them most.
by Mark Andrew Boyer Yes! Magazine October 22, 2012At the former Oakland Army Base in Oakland, Calif., it's difficult to tell where the old parking lots start and end. Sunburned weeds grow through cracks in the asphalt next to a few shabby-looking buildings and palm trees that still stand. All of them are surrounded by chain- link fences.
It's not a scene that suggests much in the way of change, but the base, which is located just across the street from the active container cranes at the Port of Oakland, is about to get a radical renovation.
This summer, the Oakland City Council approved a $1 billion redevelopment plan that will transform the site into a state-of-the- art shipping and logistics center. Under the plan, developers Prologis and California Capital and Investment Group (CCIG) will lease nearly 130 acres of the 366-acre former base to create a facility that provides packaging, shipping, and distribution for goods shipped to and from the nation’s fifth busiest port. Advocates and community members who fought for the plan's approval hope the nearly 5,000 jobs created by the warehouse center - half of which will be reserved for locals - will catalyze economic growth in a city long plagued by poverty and unemployment.
... For the entire article, seehttp://www.yesmagazine.org/new-economy/at-oaklands-abandoned-army- base-a-jobs-plan-brings-hope-to-locals
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