Oak Knoll Redevelopment Plan
1) Demographics of the area
Oak Knoll Naval Hospital is located in Oakland, Alameda County, California. According to City Data, recorded population of city of Oakland in 2010 was 390,274, ranked as 47th city with high population in the nation. Oakland’s highest numbers of population age groups are between 25 and 40 years old. Age groups between 25 and 40 are more likely to rent or buy homes than any other age groups. Oakland has various ethnicities with African American highest and above average numbers of residents born in foreign countries. Oak Knoll Naval Hospital is located next to highway 580 and close to other highways. Also, it’s located between Bay Bridge and San Mateo Bridge that provide easy access to both San Francisco and San Mateo. In Alameda County, 68.4% of residents work within the County with more than half of them drives their own cars alone to work. Unlike many other metropolitan cities, most people who work in the city travels to work from out of city. This prime location grants the site an advantage as either residential or commercial opportunity in the future. 2) Background and history of the site and the community
The Oak Knoll Naval Hospital was established in 1942 during World War II to treat wounded American soldiers from the Pacific theater. In 1990, the President George Bush signed Public Law 101-510 that required Department of Defense to cut down the numbers of military operated facilities in the country. Oak Knoll Naval Hospital was shut down in 1996 due to closure of several military bases in the San Francisco Bay Area that made the costly military hospital unnecessary. When the hospital was chosen to shut down, the Oakland community was concerned with remaining active duty Navy and veterans in Alameda County who may not get needed and affordable medical care. In 2005, SunCal and Lehman Brothers bought this land for $100,000,000 for housing and shopping center. However, financial...