CURRENT COMMUNITY PROJECTS
Antioch Court Improvement Plan
The Montclair Neighborhood Council (formerly MSIC) and the Montclair Village Association (MVA) have been in collaboration on the Antioch Court Streetscape Project for many years.
The project is a Merchant and Community Initiative focusing on making Montclair Village a safer and more vibrant place to shop, eat, play and work by creating the following improvements along the Antioch Court corridor and adjacent intersections.
Improving Pedestrian Safety by installing ADA Compliant Crosswalks, reducing the crosswalk length across Antioch Court & Mountain Blvd. and increasing visibility from concrete bulbouts
Providing Traffic-calming by restricting traffic to one lane entering onto Mountain Blvd and establishing “No Left Turn” from Antioch Court onto Mountain Blvd.
Establishing a Community Gathering Space by installing removable bollards to temporarily close street for events and leveling the street for safety
Making Area Environmentally Sustainable and Less Costly to Maintain by repairing & replacing existing street & sidewalks/crosswalks and replacing streetlights for reduced cost and upkeep
Improving Bike-friendly Access by integrating with Bike Route 8 and increasing utilization of existing bike racks
Buy a Brick!!
By purchasing a personalized engraved brick, you will be helping to raise the remaining funds needed to complete the long-awaited first phase of the Village Streetscape vision now under way with the City of Oakland and scheduled to break ground SUMMER 2017!
Please join us in paving the way to a safer and more inviting Village by following the instructions at www.MontclairBricks.com to purchase YOUR brick with a customized logo or picture, family name, your business name, a memorial or a special Village memory
2084 Mountain Boulevard
Developer: Basil Christopoulos of C&H Development Co.
Architect: Lowney Architecture
Community Liaisons: Daniel Swafford, Executive Director, Montclair Village Association and Carolyn Winters, Chair, Montclair Neighborhood Council
2084 Mountain Boulevard is a single story multi-tenant retail building. The project is inspired by its context and the beautiful Montclair vistas. The exterior is designed to extend the vibrant Antioch Street (and future development of Antioch Court) giving the project a strong street presence.
Mountain Blvd. Railroad Mural Project
The Railroad Mural Project will create a permanent living Work of Art for the public good based on the history of this busy location in the heart of the Montclair District, Oakland, California.
In 2014 the Montclair Neighborhood Council (formerly MSIC), together with the Oakland Public Art Advisory Committee (PAAC), approved a mural design and project plan for the Mountain Blvd "Railroad Trestle Mural Project." The Railroad Mural will be painted on a trapezoidal concrete wall that is approximately 145’ long x 25’ high. The piece entitled, "Train of Thought" will be done in the "Trompe L'oeil" or "Fool the Eye" style by Oakland artist Andrew Johnstone. A work of anthropomorphism, the inanimate trains that give the work its historical context will come to life in the three-dimensional work.
MSIC has partnered with Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation as our 501c3 fiscal sponsor. Make donation payments out to:
Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation
Mountain Blvd. Railroad Mural Project
PO Box 13267, Oakland, CA 94661-0267
Please note that the project is assessed a 6.5% management fee for donations through Oakland Parks and Recreation Foundation. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Acknowledgment letters will be issued for donations of $50.00 or more, or by request for smaller gifts.
DID YOU KNOW?
A passenger railroad ran through the Oakland Hills between 1913 and 1957 connecting San Francisco and Sacramento. The Sacramento Northern Railway and its predecessors, the Sacramento Northern Railroad and the Sacramento Short Line, were owned by Western Pacific Rail after 1928.
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Our sincere thanks to the many who have already given most generously to our organization.
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