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Big Plans for a ‘Bombed-Out’ Oakland Building Site

Big Plans for a ‘Bombed-Out’ Oakland Building Site

Purchased for $1,050,000 last September, plans to level the former Holy Ground Fellowship building turned taggers paradise at 605 9th Street in Old Oakland, are in the works. And as envisioned, an eight-story building with 25 apartments will rise upon the site which is adjacent to the Oakland Flower... Read More »

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

A Historic Move to Infill Uptown Oakland

Plans for a five-story building to rise on the site of the two historic Cathedral District buildings at 570 and 600 21st Street in Uptown Oakland are in the works, a development which would stretch to 22nd Street and includes 76 apartments over a ground floor garage for 81... Read More »

Over 100,000 More Employed in Alameda County Since 2010

Over 100,000 More Employed in Alameda County Since 2010

For the first time since early 2001, the unemployment rate in the East Bay has dropped below 4 percent, dropping from 4.1 percent in April to 3.9 percent in May as the number of employed residents ticked up by 2,400 to 1,372,600. Alameda County, which includes Oakland, accounted for... Read More »

416 Apartments Proposed for a Prominent Oakland Site

416 Apartments Proposed for a Prominent Oakland Site

Plans for 339 apartments to rise up to seven stories in height across the downtown Oakland block bound by Webster, Harrison, 12th and 11th Streets, and for 77 units across the street on the quarter block parcel at the corner of 12th and Harrison, have been submitted to the... Read More »

The Plans to Expand and Add Housing to an East Bay Landmark

The Plans to Expand and Add Housing to an East Bay Landmark

The detailed plans to expand, improve and add 43 condos and two single-family homes to the grounds of the landmark Claremont Hotel & Spa in the East Bay hills have been drawn and the City of Oakland’s environmental review for the proposed project is about to get underway. In... Read More »

Oaklanders Could Benefit from Preferences for Affordable Housing

While the City of Oakland already provides a general preference for those who live or work in the city to qualify for affordable housing which was built in conjunction with the City’s Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) program, a proposed ordinance would greatly expand the scope of projects for... Read More »

Designs for Proposed 448-Unit Auto Row Development in Oakland

Designs for Proposed 448-Unit Auto Row Development in Oakland

As proposed and working its way through Planning, the Oakland Acura Dealership at 277 27th Street will be razed and a 18-story building with 448 residential units over 66,500 square feet of retail space will rise across the Auto Row site which covers the majority of the city block... Read More »

Prohibiting Street Parking for Residents of New Developments

Early next month Oakland’s Planning Commission is slated approve a comprehensive update of the City’s Planning Code that sets the parking requirements for new developments throughout the city, allowing buildings to be constructed with fewer off-street parking spaces. While San Francisco has been restricting the number of off-street parking... Read More »

Progress for Big Oakland Project Which Could Have Been Bigger

Progress for Big Oakland Project Which Could Have Been Bigger

Identified as Opportunity Site #6 in Oakland’s Lake Merritt Station Area Plan, the 226 13th Street parcel, which is currently a parking lot bounded by 13th, Jackson, 14th and Alice Streets, was envisioned as a potential high-rise site which could support the development of a 25-ish-story tower with over... Read More »

Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills Fetches $726 Per Foot

Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills Fetches $726 Per Foot

Listed for $2.4 million, the remodeled 4,065-square-foot ‘Mid-Century Hacienda’ in the Oakland Hills which we featured last month has closed escrow with a reported contract price of $2.95 million or roughly $726 per square foot. The five-bedroom home sits on a 1.5-acre gated parcel at 5630 Bacon Road, with... Read More »