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Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Having previously directed Oakland’s Planning Department to return with findings to support a denial of the proposed 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, the City’s Planning Commission is expected to formally deny the development’s application to proceed on Wednesday.... Read More »

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, Oakland’s Planning Commission has set the stage for a formal denial of the plans for a seemingly split, 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland. As proposed, the development would require the demolition of... Read More »

Historic Block Could Sink Plans for 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower

Historic Block Could Sink Plans for 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower

As we noted when the formal application to move forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland were filed with the city, while the site is only zoned for development up to 275 feet in height, and that’s assuming... Read More »

New Timing for RADical Oakland Tower

New Timing for RADical Oakland Tower

Having been redesigned by RAD Urban last year, the plans for a 29-story building to rise up to 360 feet in height at 1433 Webster Street in Downtown Oakland have tentatively qualified for a streamlined environmental review. The modular development would yield 179 apartments over 60,000 square feet of... Read More »

Prime Downtown Oakland Parcel Zoned for More Height in Play

Prime Downtown Oakland Parcel Zoned for More Height in Play

The Norman Marks Health Club building on the corner of 14th and Harrison Streets in Downtown Oakland, which had been a family run gym for nearly seven decades, is now in contract to be sold with a $4 million price tag. The 9,800-square-foot parcel, which sits at the intersection... Read More »

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for a Seemingly Split 460-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Revealed

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped. Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for... Read More »

Oakland Development Has Shed 29 Stories as Newly Proposed

Oakland Development Has Shed 29 Stories as Newly Proposed

While approved for a 16-story tower with 126 apartments over 3,200 square feet of retail space and a podium garage for 81 cars to rise up to 175 feet in height upon the Lake Merritt Station Area parking lot parcels at the corner of Alice and 14th Streets last... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Refined Designs and Renderings for a Big and Bigger Oakland Tower

Having been completely redesigned “to break down the bulk” of the proposed development and be “more consistent with the rectilinear forms” of the existing high-rise buildings in the area, SCB has further refined the designs for either a 21 or 34-story tower to rise upon the 2 Kaiser Plaza... Read More »

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

Facing pushback with respect to the lack of a pronounced step back along 15th Street, which was seen as being inconsistent with “the lower height context of the buildings within 15th & Webster Historic District,” as well as its dark colors, “over use of boxy forms,” and... Read More »