CHRISTIE AVE./PUBLIC MARKET NEIGHBORHOOD, EMERYVILLE, CA 94608:
I am very surprised you have NO Zipcars on Christie Ave. between 65th and Powell.
Christie Ave. is chock full condos, apartments (a new 4 or 5 story apt. is under construction on 64th between Christie & Shellmound and a new one opened at Christie & 64th a year or so ago), many businesses (including a public storage on 65th, office complex on Christie & 65th), and the Public Market (with stores, Peets, new, updated food service and restaurants) has expanded, with a huge Four Seasons market soon to open and anchor the Public Market.
Also on Christie just south of 64th is the big tall white Tower condo building looking across the Bay. And on Christie Ave. between 64th and 65th are the Bridgewater Condos (about 400), and abutting on the east is a huge apartment building between 65th and 64th.
There are many many parking lots where you could put at least 10 cars between Christie to Shellmound (W-E) and 65th to Powell (N-S).
( ;-) But for me, a senior who is giving up her car- reluctantly - Christie & 64th is the best location. ;-) )
Perhaps, looking at the map, you don't understand what a neighborhood barrier the very wide railroad tracks are, delininating the neighborhoods east and west of the tracks. Yet, your cars are all east of the Christie/Public Market area and railroad tracts -- and too far southeast (59th St. near Hollis) for easy or inviting access. And, just east of the Public Market (with a connecting walkway with stairs, over the rails) is an Amtract Station. And the city is developing a large park next to the Public Market which will have an outdoor entertainment/stage area for large events, childrens area, dog park, and running/walking trails.
There are a lot more construction/improvements planned. You can get all the information from the City of Emeryville Planning Department. But this is a high-end area for Emeryville and the city is working to make it a popular center for living, shopping, eating and entertainment. Home prices have, in many cases, tripled in price since the recession of 2008. It also means we have the neighborohood population/income to support a large number of ZipCars.
And, I almost forgot, the very short ride and easy access to "The Maze" as the many freeways crisscross here as we are next to the Bay Bridge to and from San Francisco.
Anyway, I hope I've given you enough information to interest you in investigating this area to see the value of placing many Zipcars here. Uber/Lyft are nice, but I'd much rather have a ZipCar for daily errands, for daytrips, and to see family down in the San Jose/Monterey & other areas.
Gloria de Gaston
Reason of review: Problem with delivery.