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Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower with Sky Terrace Views

Big and Bigger Plans for an Oakland Tower with Sky Terrace Views

In addition to its plans for infilling Jack London Square, the CIM Group is pushing forward with two plans for an Uptown Oakland tower at “2 Kaiser Plaza” which could rise up to 450 feet in height upon the parking lot parcel at 325 22nd Street. As designed by... Read More »

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The New Plans to Infill Jack London Square

The grand plan for redeveloping Oakland’s Jack London Square was approved back in 2004 and the first phase of development was completed in 2008. And while the second phase of the project had called for office buildings to rise on the current parking lot parcels at Broadway and Embarcadero... Read More »

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

Supersized North Oakland Development Recommended for Approval

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, were presented to Oakland’s Planning Commission last night.  And the Commission has formally recommended that Oakland’s City Council approve the project... Read More »

Raiders Move Closer to Reality without Casino Magnate’s Money

Raiders Move Closer to Reality without Casino Magnate’s Money

As we foreshadowed when the Oakland Raiders formally filed their application to move the franchise to Las Vegas two weeks ago, Goldman Sachs was positioned to fund any financing gap for the proposed $1.9 Las Vegas stadium if casino magnate Sheldon Adelson wouldn’t commit. Having paved the way for... Read More »

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Plans for an Infill Mandela Hotel in Emeryville

Speaking of new hotels, plans for a 220-room hotel to rise on the vacant Caltrans lot to the south of the Emeryville Target have been drafted and will be reviewed by Oakland’s Design Review Committee tomorrow evening, January 25. The proposed “Mandela Hotel” would rise up to six stories... Read More »

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

Raiders Formally File to Leave Oakland Behind

The Oakland Raiders have submitted their formal application to move the franchise to Las Vegas, filing the paperwork a month before it was due. The league’s 32 owners are expected to vote on the proposed move in March, with a supermajority of 24 needed to approve the team’s relocation.... 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 »

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 »