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San Francisco And East Bay Employment Rocket To Record Highs

San Francisco And East Bay Employment Rocket To Record Highs

Having slipped by about a thousand in June, the number of people living in San Francisco with a job jumped by 6,500 in July and now totals a record 532,100, up 20,900 versus the same time last year and an increase of 95,400 since January 2010, a 22 percent... Read More »

Now You Know Jack

Now You Know Jack

The Environmental Impact Report for 330 apartments to rise over 3,000 square feet of new retail space and parking for 365 cars at 4th and Madison Streets near Jack London Square has been submitted to Oakland’s Planning Department for review.  And the development has been dubbed, “The Jack.” The... Read More »

Refined Designs And Timing For 206-Unit Oakland Tower

Refined Designs And Timing For 206-Unit Oakland Tower

Three blocks away from the 345-unit development at 1900 Broadway which was approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission on Wednesday, Gerding Edlen is pushing forward with plans for a 250-foot tower with 206 apartments to rise at 1700 Webster Street. As designed by Perkins+Will, the 206 units would be spread... Read More »

33-Story Oakland Tower Approved

33-Story Oakland Tower Approved

While designs for a 56-story “Encinal” tower to rise on the Uptown site were envisioned back in 2006, designs which would have produced Oakland’s tallest building, those plans were abandoned in the subsequent downturn.  But if approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission this evening, a 33-story residential tower, as rendered... Read More »

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

Foreclosed Upon, Trashed And Back For $3.5 Million

On the market as an unfinished spec home with 7,000 square feet of space in the Oakland Hills for $2.65 million in 2009, 13383 Campus Drive failed to sell and was subsequently foreclosed upon (and trashed). Listed in need of “some work” for $1.3 million in 2013, and with tags... 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 »

Demand For Oakland Office Space Nearing Record Rate

The vacancy rate for office space in Oakland’s Central Business District has dropped from 9.6 to 7.5 percent over the past six months and demand for East Bay office space is hovering around 2 million square feet, which is twice the historic norm and nearing the record 2.5 million... Read More »

Controversial Oakland Tower Deal Likely Illegal

Controversial Oakland Tower Deal Likely Illegal

According to a confidential legal opinion written by Oakland City Attorney Barbara Parker and obtained by the East Bay Express, the Oakland City Council’s agreement to sell the East Lake development site at the corner of East 12th Street and 2nd Avenue for the development of a controversial 23-story... Read More »

Plans For A 265-Unit Building Near Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans For A 265-Unit Building Near Oakland’s Auto Row

The plans for a seven-story building with 265 residential units over parking for 350 cars and 18,000 square feet of retail space to rise across a 1.4-acre site composed of the two parking lot parcels at 2315 Valdez and 2330 Webster near Oakland’s Broadway Auto Row are working their... 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 »