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Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department
Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department

Welcome to the Project Information Page

for the 

Renovation Project

at the Live Oak Community Center

Latest Update: December 10, 2019

A community meeting was held on March 24, 2018 to introduce the project and seek feedback from the community.

3-24-18 Agenda

A second community meeting was held on March 6, 2019 to present 90% design.

3-6-19 Agenda

3-6-19 Presentation Boards

The Live Oak Community Center Seismic Upgrade project was advertised for bids on Monday, July 22, 2019, and bids were opened on August 29, 2019. The city received eight bids and on September 24th, City Council approved a construction contract with Mar Con Builders, Inc. 

Construction has started. The Community Center is now CLOSED. Please see the City of Berkeley’s Recreation Activity Guide for alternate programming locations.   

Live Oak Community Center Closure

Live Oak Playground Temporary Closure

The Live Oak Community Center Upgrade project began on November 4, 2019 with demolition of walls and foundations to prepare for new shear walls and foundation upgrades as well as new restroom layouts to meet ADA code. Additional demolition to prepare for various building upgrades will be continuing into the New Year. Great care has been taken during demolition to allow the contractor to reuse original siding elements.  This first phase of the project is on schedule and it is possible will be completed sooner than planned. The entirety of the building, including the playground and grass area along Shattuck Avenue frontage, will remain closed as debris and dust is still prominent.  Visit the T1 project update page to view pictures of construction at this site. 

For more information on this project, contact Taylor Lancelot, Project Manager, at MTLancelot@cityofberkeley.info


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