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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 »

Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

Bankrupt West Oakland Project Site in Play

While the West Oakland warehouse at the corner of Filbert and 24th Streets is in the hands of a bankruptcy trustee, and the entitlements to level the site and construct 55 new ‘Emerald Parc’ townhomes on the parcels known as 2400 Filbert Street were slated to expire at the... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

Supersized North Oakland Development Closer to Reality

The refined designs for a 25-story tower to rise up to 260 feet in height at 532 Turquoise Street, across from the MacArthur BART Station in North Oakland, will be presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission on January 18. As designed by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for Boston Properties, the... Read More »

Shrunken Development Newly Rendered and Rationalized

Shrunken Development Newly Rendered and Rationalized

Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 27 stories in height at 325 Seventh Street, on an S-shaped site extending from the corner of 7th and Harrison to 6th Street on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were approved by the city five years ago. But... Read More »

Help for Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire (UPDATED)

Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by Friday night’s tragic fire at the Ghost Ship collective on 31st Avenue in Oakland, in with 36 people perished. For those who can afford to help, the Gray Area Foundation for the Arts has established a relief fund for victims... Read More »

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

Planning for Proposed 3-Acre Uptown Oakland Project Underway

As proposed, the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets will be razed and a 1.35-million square foot development will rise across the 3-acre site which includes the former Giant Burgers parcel at the corner of Telegraph and 22nd, the adjacent Telegraph Plaza Parking... Read More »

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

How This Oakland Tower Could Rise up to 399 Feet

While the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets is currently zoned for building up to 275 feet in height, plans for 399-foot tower to rise on the western quarter of the block – with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site... Read More »

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Plans for an Even Bigger Downtown Oakland Tower Revealed

Known as the “1314 Franklin Street Site,” the full Downtown Oakland block bounded by 13th, 14th, Franklin and Webster Streets is currently covered by a 520-space parking garage and hit the market last year positioned as a prime 1.38-acre development site in the heart of the city. While the... Read More »

Clock Is Ticking for a Bankrupt West Oakland Redevelopment Site

Clock Is Ticking for a Bankrupt West Oakland Redevelopment Site

Plans to level the West Oakland warehouse at the corner of Filbert and 24th Streets and develop 55 townhouses, with a courtyard open space for the new condos and five small commercial spaces fronting 24th Street, were approved by the city back in 2005. But the 2400 Filbert Street... Read More »

Approved Oakland Tower Waylaid by Lack of Demand

Approved Oakland Tower Waylaid by Lack of Demand

The plans for a 20-story office building to rise over the 12th Street/City Center Bart Station at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, a development which includes the renovation and incorporation of the historic Key System Building next door, were approved back in 2008 but the project has yet to... Read More »