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Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

Tower to Rise over Historic Key System Building Closer to Reality

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in people by surprise the plans for an 18-story building to rise at 1100 Broadway in Downtown Oakland, the top floors of which would be cantilevered over the historic Key System Building have once again been redesigned. As we first reported last... Read More »

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

RADical Oakland Tower Redesigned

Facing pushback with respect to the lack of a pronounced step back along 15th Street, which was seen as being inconsistent with “the lower height context of the buildings within 15th & Webster Historic District,” as well as its dark colors, “over use of boxy forms,” and... Read More »

Fire Consumes Major Development near Oakland’s Auto Row

Fire Consumes Major Development near Oakland’s Auto Row

A fire has consumed Wood Partners’ 193-unit development under construction at 2302 Valdez Street, one of the largest projects in the works or anticipated to rise within Oakland’s Broadway Valdez District and along the city’s burgeoning Auto Row. In addition to the 193 market-rate units, which were to average... Read More »

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

Proposed 18-Story Oakland Hotel Closer to Reality

The plans for a proposed 18-story Marriott hotel (with 276 rooms over 1,600 square feet of ground floor retail space and a parking garage for 95 cars) to rise up to 189-feet in height at 1431 Jefferson Street, stretching from 14th to 15th Streets in Downtown Oakland, have been... Read More »

Tower to Rise over Historic Building Raises Concerns

Tower to Rise over Historic Building Raises Concerns

As we first reported earlier this year, Ellis Partners is planning to abandon the previously approved plans for a 20-story tower to rise adjacent to the historic Key System Building in Downtown Oakland. Instead, the firm is now pursuing plans for an 18-story building to rise on the 1100... Read More »

Design for Second Brooklyn Basin Building Revealed

Design for Second Brooklyn Basin Building Revealed

With plans for the first building of the massive Brooklyn Basin project (a 64-acre East Bay development which will yield up to 3,100 units of housing, 200,000 square feet of commercial/retail space and 30 acres of open space along Oakland’s waterfront) having been approved for the project’s “Parcel B”... Read More »

Plans to Raise the Roof(s) on Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans to Raise the Roof(s) on Oakland’s Auto Row

Plans to level the Oakland Mitsubishi automobile dealership at 2500 Webster Street, adjacent to Mua at 2442 Webster, are in the works. And while the Auto Row site is principally zoned for building up to 45 feet in height, Signature Development Group is planning to seek Conditional Use Authorization... Read More »

Uptown Oakland Tower Qualified for Quick Review

Uptown Oakland Tower Qualified for Quick Review

The parade of proposed Oakland towers continues with the plans for a 24-story tower to rise on the Uptown parking lot parcel at 2305 Webster Street. As designed by Studio KDA for Segula Investments, the 24-story tower would rise to a height of 240 feet and yield 130 residential... Read More »

Plans for Building up on West MacArthur Boulevard

Plans for Building up on West MacArthur Boulevard

Purchased for $550,000 in 2014, plans to level the former gas station turned car wash at 411 West MacArthur Boulevard, across the street from Mosswood Park and a park-block away from Kaiser’s new Oakland Medical Center at 3600 Broadway, are in the works. As proposed, a five-story building designed... Read More »

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 Units of Senior Housing in Deep East Oakland

Plans for 529 units of senior housing to rise along 105th Avenue and International Boulevard, near Durant Manor in deep East Oakland, have been drawn for the Riverside Charitable Corporation. The proposed development would rise up to six stories in height across the 3.9-acre site which is generally bounded... Read More »