Oakland EcoBlock


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Oakland, City of (City of Oakland)
Document Title
Oakland EcoBlock
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
City of Oakland

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
City of Oakland, Bureau of Planning
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 3315
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 238-3083


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
2019048589   PDF 209 K

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