Realizing the Broadway Valdez Specific Plan

Lunchtime Forum

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Later this month, we will launch a new ticketing system. We ask that you register for each event you're planning to attend through the link in the Admission section below. This will help us keep you informed of any changes and better tailor our schedules and offerings.


When it was adopted in 2014, the Broadway Valdez District Specific Plan sought to build upon the area’s assets, transforming the corridor into a vibrant neighborhood replete with retail, housing, transit and walkable streets. Five years later, the 95-acre district is quickly moving beyond its past as Oakland’s “Auto Row,” with a number of completed development projects already flourishing and several more under construction. Come hear about the past, present and future of Broadway Valdez from some of those investing in the rapidly changing neighborhood.

+ Jessica Musick / KTGY Architecture + Planning
+ Chris Pastena / chef and restaurateur
+ Mike Ghielmetti / Signature Development


free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members

Pre-registration is not required for this event.

Refund Policy

Sponsorship payments: Will not be refunded, as sponsorship benefits take effect immediately and are on-going through the date of the event.

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