City of Oakland Releases Request for Proposals

The City of Oakland has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the creation of objective design standards. We invite all qualified teams to submit a proposal for this exciting project that will have lasting effects on future development across the City.

Objective design standards will lead to a more streamlined process of approvals for much-needed affordable housing, as well as a wide variety of other residential, mixed-use, and commercial projects in Oakland. By reserving discretionary design review to only largest and most complex projects and expediting approvals for a significant share of all other proposals, this initiative will facilitate housing production across all building types and income levels with an emphasis on affordable housing. The deadline for proposals is March 25, 2022, at 2PM. Learn more about the RFP at

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