- Ballpark concepts continued... - contains quotes from the lead developer at the Estuary
- A sample Estuary development plan - includes an overhead photo and an assessment of the site with pros and cons
- Photo Overview (PDF, requires Acrobat Reader) - for those interested in what the site currently looks like
- Signature Properties corporate website
- The Port of Oakland's Estuary Plan (PDF) - keep in mind, it hasn't been revised in years
I would encourage anyone who may be nearby or passing through Oakland and has time to do so to head out to the Estuary and walk around for a bit. It might stimulate your imagination. The Estuary site, also known as "Oak-to-Ninth", can be reached directly from I-880.
- I-880 South, take the Embarcadero exit, make a right on the Embarcadero, which is at this point a frontage road. Drive back towards Jack London Square 1/2 mile, and it's on your left.
- I-880 North, take the 5th Ave/Embarcadero exit, which will wind underneath the freeway, intersecting with the Embarcadero. Parking should be available on the other side of the street.
- Downtown Oakland, take Oak St south (towards Jack London Square) and past I-880. Oak will end and merge with the Embarcadero (left or East). Proceed along the Embarcadero past the Aquatic Center for 1/2 mile. The site will be on your right.
If these directions are confusing, I apologize. Look up the address "1000 Embarcadero" or "1000 Embarcadero E" in Mapquest, Google maps, or your favorite address finder.