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    Downtown | Uptown / Lake Merritt


Our Mission

The Downtown Oakland Association and the Lake Merritt-Uptown District Association are Community Benefit District (CBD) Management Corporations committed to revitalizing Oakland’s historic downtown by:

-Maintaining cleanliness and order in the public rights-of-way
-Promoting district identity
-Building community
-Promoting business attraction
-Fostering cultural opportunities
-Creating and maintaining new public spaces
-Advocating on behalf of the district stakeholders

Our Vision

A thriving 24/7 business, retail, entertainment & residential district in the heart of Oakland for the betterment of Downtown and Uptown and the greater Oakland community. 

Our Values

Enhance and Support Oakland’s Diversity and Charm
Celebrate Oakland’s Specific History and Legacy of Multiculturalism
Facilitate Economic Development and Community Building

Annual Report

Lake Merritt/Uptown District Association – 388 19th Street, Oakland, CA 94612 – 510.452.4529 –