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 with bay access, panoramic views, picnic and recreational facilities, public art, and a performance space.

The formerly flat and barren site now contains 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 backyard, it was gathered into a mound, capped, and rendered benign 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 with bay access, panoramic views, picnic and recreational facilities, public art, and a performance space.

The formerly flat and barren site now contains 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 backyard, it was gathered into a mound, capped, and rendered benign 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