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The Master Plan for Two New Kaiser Center Towers to Rise

The Master Plan for Two New Kaiser Center Towers to Rise

Plans to demolish the mall portion of the Kaiser Center complex at 300 Lakeside Drive in Oakland and build two skinny office towers rising up to 574 feet in height on the site, with a combined total of 1.5 million square feet of new office space, were approved back... Read More »

Renovated Lake Merritt Lodge on the Market

Renovated Lake Merritt Lodge on the Market

Built for the YWCA as a “home-away-from-home for young working girls” in 1929, the Blue Triangle Club building at 2332 Harrison Street was sold by the “Y” in the late 1950s and turned into the Lake Merritt Lodge, a single-room occupancy (SRO) hotel. Foreclosed upon in 2013, the six-story... Read More »

Proposed 173-Unit Oakland Project Qualified for Quick Review

Proposed 173-Unit Oakland Project Qualified for Quick Review

Plans for an eight-story building to rise upon the two-story Bank of Hope and medical office building’s parcel and parking lot at 1940 Webster Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Central Business District, near Lake Merritt, are moving forward and have just qualified for a streamlined environmental review. The... Read More »

Shuttered Oakland Chicken Shack Back on the Market for $2 Million

Shuttered Oakland Chicken Shack Back on the Market for $2 Million

The shuttered Church’s Chicken shack at 345 East 18th Street, which is two blocks from the southeastern shore of Oakland’s Lake Merritt, is back on the market with a $1,999,999 price tag having failed to find a buyer last year. The corner parcel, which has since been stripped of... Read More »

Lake Merritt Rising: The Plans for a Grand Parking Lot Parcel with Views

Lake Merritt Rising: The Plans for a Grand Parking Lot Parcel with Views

The site of a gas station from the mid-1940s to 1991, the service station at 500 Grand Avenue was demolished in 1992, its underground storage tanks were removed, and the parcel was turned into a surface parking lot with views of Lake Merritt. But as proposed, the 500 Grand... Read More »

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Developer Picked For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Project

Oakland’s City Council has picked Orton Development’s proposal for renovating and redeveloping the city’s long-shuttered 215,000-square-foot Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center across from Lake Merritt and the City will now enter into an exclusive negotiating agreement for the project. Orton’s plans include a renovation of the center’s Calvin Simmons Theatre and... Read More »

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Land Deal For Controversial Oakland Tower Approved

Oakland’s City Council has approved the sale of the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue which overlooks Lake Merritt and its estuary, clearing the way for a controversial 23-story building with 298 apartments to rise. UrbanCore will pay the city $5.1... Read More »

Lightning Rod Oakland Tower Vote Postponed

Lightning Rod Oakland Tower Vote Postponed

Oakland’s City Council has postponed their vote which was expected to approve an upscale 23-story residential building to rise on a city-owned parcel at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue, overlooking Lake Merritt and its estuary. As proposed by developer UrbanCore, the Lake Merritt Boulevard Apartments... Read More »

Recommendation For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Appealed

Recommendation For Oakland’s Shuttered Convention Center Appealed

While Oakland’s City Council is slated to choose between two proposals for reviving the city’s long-shuttered 215,000-square-foot Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center across from Lake Merritt next month, the City’s official recommendation as to which proposal the Council should select has been formally challenged. Earlier this month, Oakland city... Read More »

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

Upscale 23-Story Development Approved To Rise Near Lake Merritt

The plans for an upscale 23-story apartment building to rise on a city-owned parcel overlooking Lake Merritt were approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission yesterday, helping clear the way for the site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue to be sold with a price tag that’s... Read More »