The Eastmont Town Center project involved the transformation of the declining shopping center, the Eastmont Mall into a thriving East Oakland Hub for community services. Engaged early in the process by the developer, MWA has designed several projects for Alameda County and City of Oakland agencies within the center including the Alameda County Self Sufficiency Center, Adult and Aging Services, Behavioral Health Care and Child Protective Services, the Nathan E. Miley Senior Housing Project, and the City of Oakland Police Department Eastmont Substation. This revitalized resource serves both retail shopping and provides a centralized location for government services and senior housing.
The success of the adaptive reuse of this once failing mall demonstrates that with forward thinking, a thriving community resource can emerge and serve in a new capacity for another generation.
The tenets we applied to this project – and to all public projects – include achieving an uplifting environment; treating people with dignity and respect; quality on a budget; and clarity, simplicity and clear organization.