“Oakland’s condo building boom has ground to a near halt. While construction has continued on existing projects, Patton said no new projects have broken ground during the first half of 2008.
A June report on the East Bay condo market from the Mark Co. lists at least a dozen projects slated to begin construction in 2008 that are now on hold. And work halted on Olson Co.’s City Walk at 1260 Martin Luther King Jr. Way last July and has yet to resume because of funding problems, according to Olson spokeswoman Nancy Green.
Other projects, such as Lightner Property Group’s 120-unit 3250 Hollis St. and 100-unit 2847 Peralta St. are ready to break ground, but have been put off until the market shapes up.”
UPDATE: From a plugged-in developer: “I own a nearly fully entitled 16 project in a great location by Lake Merritt and it does not come remotely close to penciling out. I figure the market there has dropped 40%.”