East Bay Corridors Initiative

East Bay Corridors Initiative

East Bay Corridors Initiative

The East Bay Corridors Initiative is a collaboration of communities working together to create a network of thriving neighborhoods and downtowns.

Focusing on Priority Development Areas, or PDAs, these areas are planned for reinvestment to create new homes and jobs. ABAG facilitates this initiative to address shared challenges and capitalize on shared opportunities.

Member communities stretch from Rodeo in the north to Fremont in the south—bringing together one of the most culturally, ecologically and economically diverse places in the world.

This group includes 13 ABAG city and county members, linked via San Pablo and International Boulevards, and transportation corridors along the Bay.

Brownfields Community Assessment

ABAG and the East Bay Corridors group is currently focused on International Blvd/East 14th Street and the Mission Blvd corridor in Oakland, San Leandro, Hayward—and in the unincorporated areas of Alameda County.

With funding from the U.S. EPA’s Brownfields Program, we are currently engaged in a safe cleanup to sustainably reuse land in many of the communities listed above.

Get the details on the EPA’s Brownfields & Revitalization Program

Consultants conduct rigorous studies for potential development in certain areas that could have environmental issues, and then submits these studies to ABAG. Once we approve we submit them to the cities and also report back to the EPA. 

The desired outcome? Land reuse that includes development or green space. For more information about ABAG’s work, contact:

JoAnna Bullock
jbullock@bayareametro.gov

ABAG looks to others engaged in similar projects, like the Grand Boulevard Initiative in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties (along El Camino Real). 

The San Francisco Estuary Partnership works on a wide range of projects designed to protect the Bay’s ecosystem, like the San Pablo Avenue Green Stormwater Spine project.