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Downtown Oakland Association

The Downtown Oakland Association fosters an environment where businesses thrive, art flourishes, and residents and visitors alike can enjoy all that downtown Oakland has to offer.

The Downtown Oakland Association is a Community Benefit District (CBD),
which is revitalizing a 19-block area in the heart of Oakland, California by providing special benefit services such as district maintenance, safety and security management, and community and cultural enrichment.

The District was formed following a vote of property owners in 2009 to support a voluntary property tax to fund these additional services over the next 10 years.


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Downtown Oakland Association - 388 19th Street Oakland, CA 94612 - 510.238.1122 - info@downtownoakland.org

While our districts provide important services to our stakeholders there is a bigger story here, one that’s already being told by extraordinary artists, vibrant small businesses, community organizations, residents and the people who work in this area every day. To tell that story the districts launched Oakland Central – a place to share the great stories, events and happenings that the center of our beautiful city offers.

Call for artist proposals

For murals or street art installations within the boundaries of the Downtown Oakland and Lake Merritt-Uptown Community Benefit Districts. Click here to download project details and submission requirements.