The Ordway Building
Cynthia mediates in her offices in The Ordway Building, Suite 350 (3rd floor), in Oakland, California. The building is located at the tip of pretty Lake Merritt, on the corner of 21st Street and Kaiser Plaza, a half-block from Harrison Street. The building sits on the same plaza as the Cathedral of Christ the Light. (See pictures above and to the right, and a picture of our building, the lake and the cathedral at night on the Mediation Fees Page.)
As shown above, The Ordway Building is joined to a covered parking lot via a flyway over 21st Street. The flyway joins The Ordway’s second floor. See the Google street view of our building.
Please note that we are not in the curved building commonly referred to as the Kaiser Center, which is across 21st Street from The Ordway, on the corner of Harrison and 21st Street.
If you are driving from San Francisco (take I-580 toward Hayward when getting off the Bay Bridge), Marin/Sacramento (take I-80/I-580, staying on I-580 toward Hayward) or Walnut Creek (via Hwy 24 to I-580), you can find us most easily by taking the Harrison Street exit off of I-580. Stay on Harrison Street to 21st Street. Turn right on 21st Street.
If you are coming west/north on I-580 from the Pleasanton direction, take the Grand Avenue exit toward downtown Oakland, staying on Grand Avenue to Harrison Street. Turn left on Harrison Street and immediately turn right on 21st Street.
If you are coming from the South Bay or the Oakland International Airport, you can exit I-880 at Broadway. Stay on Broadway to 21st Street. Turn right on 21st Street.
We are only a few blocks from the 19th Street Station of BART. Directions from BART.
We have uncovered parking directly in front of our building (pictured above right). We have covered parking across the street (pictured above top), which is connected by a flyway over 21st Street that comes directly into the 2nd floor of The Ordway Building. Both of those parking lots are the typical downtown prices. The uncovered lot has a maximum of $30 per day. The covered lot tops out at $21, although it sometimes offers an early-bird discount for arrival before 9:00 a.m.
We also have a large uncovered parking lot a few short blocks away for $9.00 per day or less (and often with early-bird specials if you arrive before 9:00 a.m.) That lot is on the other side of Grand Avenue from The Ordway Building. The lot begins on 23rd Street and sits between Webster and Valdez.
All of these parking lots allow you to stay as long as you like without being locked in after a certain hour.