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Community Services Department: "We create community through people, parks, and programs"
Planning & Building Department: "We help the people of Emeryville develop and realize their vision for the built environment"
Economic Development and Housing Department: "Support, create and foster a sustainable and livable community through housing, commercial, arts, open space, brownfield and infrastructure development"
Emeryville is a vibrant community located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area in a world-class bayside setting. Our eclectic and lively city enjoys a high quality of life and an exciting, diverse culture. The City is a truly livable urban experience, with a beautiful Marina Park (and boating berths); the Emeryville Greenway (a new linear park); and a variety of residential experiences, including live-work/lofts, condominium living, rental apartments, and single-family home neighborhoods. The City is perhaps best known as being the home of Pixar Animation Studios, but has long had a reputation as a regional center for artists and artisans. Each year, the City co-sponsors the Emeryville Celebration of the Arts, a juried art exhibition, consisting of artists and artisans that live and/or work in Emeryville.
Emeryville has also become a center in the East Bay for retail, hospitality, and commercial businesses. In addition to having several regional retail centers and major retailers (including fashion, furniture, house goods, and more), the City is home to several hotels, theatres and top-notch restaurants. In addition, major corporations, such as Novartis, Bayer, State Farm Insurance, Clif Bar, Jamba Juice, and Leapfrog, in addition to Pixar have made Emeryville their home. Emeryville prides itself on being at the center of bio-technology and is home to several cutting edge innovators, including the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI), part of the U.S. Department of Energy.
The City is also a transportation hub, sitting at the crossroads of Highways I-80, I-580, and I-880. The City’s Amtrak Station is among the top 10 busiest in the nation, serving both intercontinental and intra-city (commuter) rail-lines. The City’s free Emery Go-Round shuttle carries riders from the MacArthur BART station and then throughout Emeryville and the City is home to several Car Sharing pods of by the hour rentable cars.
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