Oakland City Council Approves Zoo Expansion

It’s been a long and winding road, but after fourteen years, two designs, and countless public meetings, it seems the Oakland Zoo is now able to break ground on its proposed expansion into upper Knowland Park. Last night, Oakland’s city council denied an appeal filed by Friends of Knowland Park and two partnering environmental groups against the City Planning Commission’s approval of the zoo’s amended expansion plan back in April. Barring a lawsuit, the East Bay Zoological Society, which oversees the zoo, is cleared to move forward.

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