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Update on the Oakland Campus

posted Apr 18, 2017, 2:03 PM by   [ updated Apr 18, 2017, 2:04 PM ]

The future of the Oakland campus is a top priority.

With input from alumni, faculty, staff, and trustees, the college has partnered with Equity Community Builders/Emerald Fund to identify a range of options that celebrate CCA’s legacy and truly benefit the community. Options could include partnerships with mission-aligned organizations -- coupled with alternative uses such as housing -- and other uses that honor the arts and historic aspects of the Oakland CCA campus.

We anticipate a collaborative process, wherein CCA will guide, structure, and approve future uses. This first, exploratory stage of the project will take place over the summer months. Options will be presented to the CCA Board of Trustees in the fall and then shared with the community for further input. 

 Equity Community Builders (ECB) has a strong track record of working with local cultural, educational, and nonprofit institutions, including the American Conservatory Theater, the David Brower Center, The Bay School, Cavallo Point, San Francisco LGBT Center, and the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts. ECB also has extensive experience with the preservation and adaptive re-uses of historic structures. For a list of projects, visit the ECB website.

Emerald Fund has developed many award-winning, transit-oriented projects in San Francisco and Oakland. For a list of projects, visit the website.

Dating back to its origins as the Treadwell Estate, the Oakland campus is a significant part of the city’s history and has been a beacon of art and culture in the Rockridge neighborhood for more than a century. It’s important that in its new life, the campus honors its storied history while providing a benefit to the community.