Union Point Park

Location: Oakland

Project Type:

Partners: Grupo de Diseño Urbano


PGAdesign collaborated with Grupo de Diseño Urbano to transform a contaminated nine-acre industrial site into a major civic asset, providing bayfront access, panoramic views, picnic and recreational facilities, public art, and a performance space.

Previously the site was flat and barren. Now Union Point Park has elevated berm gardens, extensive plantings, and an overlook hill that serves as a focal point and tells a modern environmental story: rather than removing contaminated soil and dumping it in someone else’s back yard, it was gathered into a mound, capped, and rendered harmless with sophisticated sustainability measures. PGAdesign successfully guided the project through environmental permitting.

Awards

  • 2009 Brownfield Case Study Synopses for Project Learning Program, Center for Creative Land Recycling

 

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Brad McCrea, Bay Design Analyst BCDC

Location: Oakland

Project Type: Parks + Recreation

PGAdesign collaborated with Grupo de Diseño Urbano to transform a contaminated nine-acre industrial site into a major civic asset, providing bayfront access, panoramic views, picnic and recreational facilities, public art, and a performance space.

Previously the site was flat and barren. Now Union Point Park has elevated berm gardens, extensive plantings, and an overlook hill that serves as a focal point and tells a modern environmental story: rather than removing contaminated soil and dumping it in someone else’s back yard, it was gathered into a mound, capped, and rendered harmless with sophisticated sustainability measures. PGAdesign successfully guided the project through environmental permitting.

Awards

  • 2009 Brownfield Case Study Synopses for Project Learning Program, Center for Creative Land Recycling

 

Quotemark

Brad McCrea, Bay Design Analyst BCDC

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