Brooklyn Basin

Welcome to Brooklyn Basin

Welcome to Oakland's Newest Waterfront Destination

Life on the Water

Steeped in Oakland’s history and in sync with the city’s rhythm, Brooklyn Basin is home to local businesses, new residences, and waterfront recreation—all surrounded by sweeping views to San Francisco and the East Bay Hills.


Two decades in the making, Brooklyn Basin reconnects Oakland with its historic waterfront to introduce the thriving new neighborhood—complete with open-air parks, vibrant residential communities, and local shops and eateries. Situated on 65 acres of formerly inaccessible industrial land, the new community hub is an inspiring place to live, play, and shop—framed by the panoramic views from San Francisco to the East Bay hills.

“Brooklyn basin is the culmination of years of planning and community input and will revitalize this part of oakland’s historic waterfront.”

-Michael Ghielmetti
President, Signature Development Group

Project Milestone

Parks and Green Spaces

Designed in collaboration with the community, the ‘Necklace of Parks’ at Brooklyn Basin introduces its inaugural offering Township Commons. The first of four parks at Brooklyn Basin, Township Commons is a beautiful new community amenity designed to accommodate small gatherings, performances by local musicians and artists, and other community activities.

Township Commons

The first of five parks to be completed at Brooklyn Basin, Township Commons welcomes Oakland residents to the beautiful waterfront with coastal planting, an expansive deck, and sweeping views. Constructed atop a re-imagined industrial pier along the Oakland Estuary, the park has become a popular destination for community gatherings and recreation.

Future Parks

Totaling more than 30 acres, Brooklyn Basin's necklace of waterfront parks will provide beautiful new public spaces for Oakland residents to enjoy. The parks are being completed in phases, with the next park space expected to open in late 2023.

Shops and Dining

With waterfront public parks and new residences, Brooklyn Basin is the ideal setting for a growing urban dining and shopping district that is uniquely Oakland.

Community by the Coast

Breezy public parks and breathtaking vistas create the perfect backdrop for a waterfront shopping and dining district that is uniquely Oakland. Explore our growing directory of local artisans, markets, and shops.

California Canoe & Kayak

Located in the 9th Avenue Terminal Building steps from Oakland’s beautiful waterfront, California Canoe & Kayak is a premier specialty paddle sports pro shop. Founded in Marin in 1972 by paddlers, the company has remained paddler owned and operated ever since. The shop at Brooklyn Basin is open five days a week for merchandise sales and rentals.


Located in a glass kiosk at the heart of the 9th Avenue Terminal Building, the Oaklandish Mini Shop spreads local love through Oakland-centric apparel and accessories.

Zocalo Coffee

Zocalo Coffeehouse is an independently owned and operated cafe, located on the ground floor of Orion Apartments at Brooklyn Basin. Zocalo is headed by Sara Ubelhart, whose Louisville, Kentucky upbringing is the driving force behind Zocalo Coffee.

The Lumpia Company

The Lumpia Company was founded in 2015 by food entrepreneur Alex Retodo, channeling his mother’s Filipino cooking but with some flavor twists, such as the best-selling Bacon Cheeseburger Lumpia.

Live at Brooklyn Basin

Living at Brooklyn Basin means waking up every morning to awe-inspiring water views and beautiful green spaces mere steps from your door. Modern apartments offer all the conveniences of contemporary urban living at the heart of a growing, walkable waterfront neighborhood.

Brooklyn Basin blends quintessential urban living with a serene backdrop of water access and promenades alongside retail, restaurants, and green spaces. All this, in addition to a wide variety of residential options, converge for a district that promotes health, happiness, and well-being along the waterfront.


Designed to breezily blend opportunities for urban convenience and community with moments of relaxing retreat, the amenities at Orion provide every comfort of a pet-friendly home and beyond.


Say yes to Artizan living. Our community offers access to all the spaces you need—co-working, lounges, pet spas, club rooms, and all the luxury amenities in between. And our expansive pool deck is the perfect place to watch golden hour sunsets float over the Oakland Estuary.

Affordable Housing

Brooklyn Basin is bringing 465 new affordable homes for families and seniors to the Oakland waterfront. Developed and managed by MidPen Housing, the new affordable communities are the result of an innovative and highly collaborative public/private partnership and began welcoming residents to the neighborhood in 2020.

Work With Soulmaz

Soulmaz offers her clients an extraordinary combination of cool-headedness, care, and project management skills, bringing both high energy and a sense of calmness to every real estate experience. And with a strong data-driven mindset, she helps her clients fully understand the market in order to make the most informed decisions possible.

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