Oakland EcoBlock


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Oakland
Document Title
Oakland EcoBlock
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An existing Oakland city block will be retrofitted to become its own microgrid (including installation of rooftop solar, energy storage system in underground utility vault, cabinet-mounted-power converters and controls, pad-mounted transformer, curbside EV chargers, and trenching [or directional drilling] for placing power and communication lines underground). The houses within the subject block will undergo energy retrofits. Project includes documentation of the results from this work in a planning study.

Contact Information

Joe DeVries
Agency Name
City of Oakland, Bureau of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
City of Oakland
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
City block between Fremont, Marshall, 59th, and Stanford Streets

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
See NOE for full details
Reasons for Exemption
The installation of small structures, energy retrofit of existing facilities, and minor alteration of land at a site that is currently fully developed in an urban residential neighborhood will not have a significant impact on the environment and is exempt from environmental review. Also documenting the results from this work in a planning study is exempt from environmental review.


Notice of Exemption

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