Fruitvale Transit Village Environmental Assessment
The multi-phased Fruitvale Transit Village project sought to develop residential and commercial use around the Fruitvale BART commuter rail station in Oakland, California. This planned mixed-use development includes a branch library, child care facility, senior center, social service agency offices, and a community-based health clinic. The project is sponsored by the nonprofit Unity Council and funded by local, state, and federal agencies.
ESA worked with the non-profit Unity Council to design an urban transit village to further revitalize and redevelop a blighted urban area. ESA's team prepared technical reports that identified site constraints and opportunities and enabled the project to be designed and built so that it avoided significant environmental effects and was in compliance with CEQA and NEPA. We prepared a joint initial study/mitigated negative declaration and environmental assessment for Phase I. For Phase II, ESA prepared an environmental assessment, initial study, and focused environmental impact report addressing construction-period impacts to adjacent residents, noise and vibration from BART proximity, hazardous materials, air quality, and traffic and circulation.
ESA minimized the environmental impacts of this nonprofit's urban transit village that provides community amenities and urban living options.