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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 »

Office Rents in Oakland Hit an All-Time High

While demand for office space in San Francisco slipped last quarter, asking rents in Oakland’s Central Business District gained 8 percent, are up 36 percent versus the same time last year and have hit an all-time high, eclipsing the dotcom era peak at the end of 2000. In addition,... Read More »

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

Appeal Challenges Development of Oakland’s Auto Row

While the plans for a seven-story Oakland development with 225 apartments over 23,000 square feet of retail space at 2400 Valdez Street were granted a key neighborhood plan-based exemption from having to complete a project specific environmental review in March, an appeal of the exemption has been filed. Leading... Read More »

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

Modern Oakland Development with a Rooftop Farm Ready for Review

The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in... Read More »

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

Governor Brown’s Oakland Hills Home Back on the Market for $2.6M

The Japanese inspired Oakland Hills home at 7257 Skyline Boulevard, which we featured in late 2006 when listed for $2,600,000, and Governor Jerry Brown purchased for $2,425,000 in 2007 having “found it online,” is back on the market and about to be listed for $2,595,000. Designed by Sallie Lang of... Read More »

Hello Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills

Hello Mid-Century Hacienda in the Oakland Hills

Sitting on a 1.5-acre gated parcel atop the Oakland Hills in Hillcrest Estates, the remodeled 4,000-square-foot ‘Mid-Century Hacienda’ at 5630 Bacon Road has just hit the market listed for $2.4 million. The five-bedroom home features multiple light-filled living rooms, an open kitchen with a casual dining area and adjacent... Read More »