Future of I-980: Decking over the Freeway
Funding is being considered for improvements to reconnect West Oakland to Downtown, currently divided by the depressed freeway I-980. The draft Downtown Plan appears to advocate replacing the freeway with a 6-lane boulevard, but is this the best solution? Bryan Grunwald will present the case for instead leaving I-980 in place and decking over it to create new buildings and parks.
About Your Speaker
Bryan Grunwald, AIA Emeritus, has practiced architecture, urban design, and planning for 40 years, with projects such as the Downtown San Diego Specific Plan, site selection for the UCSF Campus at Mission Bay, and the Richmond Waterfront Plan.