$2.4 million grant goes to Oakland Army Base

Tuesday September 24, 2002

OAKLAND — A $2.4 million federal public works grant to start infrastructure design at the closed Oakland Army Base was announced Monday. 

The grant award from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration is the federal share of a $3.2 million public works project. The federal grant will allow the Oakland Base Reuse Authority to design and engineer the core infrastructure for the city’s planned Gateway Development Area at the former base. 

The authority will take over the 425-acre base this fall on behalf of the Oakland Redevelopment Agency. 

The base is situated on the Oakland waterfront, between the Port of Oakland and the eastern part of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.