Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Rough Scramble? Or Emerging Community
The Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood probably looks like rough scramble right now. With streets filled with heavy equipment, semi-tractor trucks, construction / traffic detours signs abound due to the BART earthquake safety program, the 7th Street Streetscape program and EBMUD Interceptor Sewer Cleaning project. Who wouldn’t?
And there are still more projects in the planning stages such as the 16th Street Train Station, Peralta Street Streetscape project and the completion of the Transit Village project which the Mandela Gateway Apartments and Townhomes are a part of.
Right now some see the Prescott-Oakland Point neighborhood as an emerging community with the addition of the Central Station Development which currently is estimated at 1000 residents.
And once again, the Oakland Running Festival Marathon on March 26-27, 2011, will feature courses which will allow runners an opportunity to see our community.
At first glance, you may see rough scramble but there is no denying we are the BayArea Emerging Community and you will know it, once you engage in some of what is going on here!
BTW: Registration for the Oakland Running Festival Marathon is now open; Participants are estimated at 6000 in this year's run.
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