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Notice of Availability of Head-Royce Draft EIR

Date Posted: November 3rd, 2021 @ 12:05 PM
Last Updated: November 3rd, 2021 @ 12:30 PM

Head-Royce Draft Environmental Impact Report

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Head-Royce School proposes to integrate the existing Campus with the former Lincoln site (the proposed South Campus) to create a unified, 22-acre K-12 school (the Project). The Project proposes to connect these two campuses via an underground tunnel below Lincoln Avenue and/or with an at-grade pedestrian crossing across Lincoln Avenue. There are 12 existing buildings on the former Lincoln site. Generally, these existing buildings are in fair condition on the exterior, but in poorer conditions in the interior. The Project proposes to remove eight of the twelve existing buildings on the former Lincoln site, to rehabilitate three existing buildings identified as historic resources for use as school facilities, and to use one existing building for school-related or potentially short-term employee housing. The Project also includes a proposal to construct a new Performance Arts Center (for student curriculum relating to theater, music, dance and culture) and to construct two new small structures each (1,500 square-feet. structures, one for maintenance and the other as a link to the proposed pedestrian tunnel, housing an elevator). The Project also proposes a one-way circulation loop driveway on the proposed South Campus to provide off-street drop-off and pick-up space, thereby eliminating pick-up and drop-off activities (other than for buses) from Lincoln Avenue and reducing turn-around traffic in adjacent neighborhoods. The Project also proposes to increase permitted student enrollment by 344 students over the currently allowed enrollment of 906 students to a maximum student population of 1,250 students.

PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT PERIOD: The City invites comments on the Head-Royce School Planned Unit Development Project DEIR during a 45-day comment period that begins on November 5,2021 and ends on December 20,2021 at 5:00 PM. The City directs comments to be submitted via email to Courtney Brown, Acting Planner III at cbrown@oaklandca.gov. Please reference Head Royce School Planned Unit Development Permit Project DEIR Comments in all correspondence. Comments may also be submitted via mail to the following address:

Courtney Brown

City of Oakland, PBD, Development Planning Division

250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Suite 2114

Oakland, CA 94612

Attn. Head Royce School Planned Unit Development Project DEIR Comments

Comments will also be received at the public meetings to be held as noticed below. Written comments submitted via e-mail and mail shall be provided no later than December 20,2021 at 5:00 PM.

PUBLIC HEARING: The City Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (LPAB) will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on the DEIR for the project on December 13, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

The City Planning Commission will conduct a public meeting to receive comments on the DEIR for the project on December 15, 2021 at 3:00 PM.

For more information about how to participate in this meeting, please visit:

City of Oakland | Meetings for Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board (oaklandca.gov)

City of Oakland | Meetings for Planning Commission (oaklandca.gov)