Our South Campus Plan

**The City of Oakland has just released its Draft Environmental Impact Report. Please visit this page to learn more.**

In 2012, Head-Royce School was presented with the transformative opportunity to purchase the former Lincoln Child Center (located across the street at 4368 Lincoln Avenue) to create additional learning spaces that further support the educational goals, strategic vision, and core values of the School.

The proposed plan we have presented to the City of Oakland incorporates years of detailed feedback we have received from neighbors, which helped us identify innovative solutions to top areas of neighborhood concern, including process/transparency, traffic/parking, facility use, noise and neighborhood character. In particular, we have worked hard to address our neighbors’ longstanding concerns around traffic congestion on Lincoln during pick-up and drop-off by incorporating a loop driveway within the envelope of the South Campus. The South Campus Plan will be transformative for the student experience at Head-Royce, yet it exercises a light touch from a construction-and-use standpoint. We hope you will visit the school’s new South Campus Plan website for more details about how these plans will benefit our students.

As the latest step forward in the process, in November the City of Oakland released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) on the proposed Head-Royce School South Campus Plan Project. We are pleased to see the DEIR finding that all environmental impacts from the project can be reduced to a level of “less than significant” with standard conditions of approval and mitigation measures. We believe the DEIR’s conclusions point to the thoughtfulness and care that went into developing this proposal. You can learn more about the key findings here.

This kicks off a 45-day comment period, during which people can submit written and oral comments to the City, including at upcoming hearings. We value your participation in this process and hope that ultimately City leaders agree that we have worked together to craft a plan that works not just for Head-Royce, but for our entire community. 

Master Plan Feedback Form

All feedback forms are read closely and discussed within the internal Head-Royce Master Plan working group. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. The School anticipates being able to address many of the recurrent themes through the Project Description and Environmental Impact Report.

Project Resources

Aerial image of South Campus property

Preapplication for Preliminary Development Project (filed July 6, 2018)

Application for Preliminary Development Project (filed December 20, 2018)

Notice of Preparation

Master Plan Neighborhood Meeting Materials   4/25/2018

On 4/25/18, Head-Royce hosted a Neighborhood Meeting to give an update on the School's Master Plan and preview the vision for the former Lincoln Child Center. Related materials are linked below:

Slideshow Presentation
Meeting Summary

Master Plan Neighborhood Meeting Materials  5/7/2019

On 5/7/19, Head-Royce hosted a Neighborhood Meeting to give a spring update on the School's Master Plan. Related materials are linked below:

Slideshow Presentation
Meeting Summary

Master Plan Neighborhood Meeting Materials 10/29/2019

On 10/29/19, Head-Royce hosted a Neighborhood Meeting to give a fall preview of landscape, lighting, and circulation concepts. Related materials are linked below:

Slideshow Presentation