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The top oakland development stories for the week of March 13, 2017

Oakland: Downtown grows up with new residential towers, but who will afford them?
Published by the East Bay Times on March 16, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/03/16/oakland-downtown-grows-with-residential-towers/
OAKLAND — Construction crews last week began digging up a surface parking lot at 17th and Broadway, where the first new skyscraper in about a decade will rise.

New residential development coming to Jack London Square
Published by KTVU on March 15, 2017
http://www.ktvu.com/news/241844374-story
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Oakland's Jack London Square is in the final phases of implementing a master plan for redevelopment that was approved in 2004.

Oakland's new wave of 20 towers is rising
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on March 15, 2017
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/03/15/oakland-tower-development-housing-office-cre.html

Embattled Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed to retire
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on March 14, 2017
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Oakland-Fire-Chief-Teresa-Deloach-Reed-to-retire-11002283.php
Oakland’s embattled fire chief will retire May 5, five months after the deadly Ghost Ship warehouse inferno raised questions about management and inspection procedures in the Fire Department, city leaders said Tuesday.

First look: Lane Partners proposes two Oakland residential towers a block from Uber
Published by the San Francisco Business Journal on March 13, 2017 
http://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/03/13/lane-partners-oakland-residential-towers-uber.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2017-03-13&u=l4jIFubdmk8oyrW9vONFIw06933927&t=1489445175&j=77638831
Developer Lane Partners is seeking approval for a pair of Oakland residential towers a block from its previous office project, which was sold to Uber Technologies Inc.

Massive West Oakland Homeless Encampment Spills Into The Street
Published by CBS Local on March 13, 2017
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/03/13/massive-west-oakland-homeless-encampment-spills-into-the-street/
OAKLAND (KPIX 5) – There’s an encampment in West Oakland that’s grown so large, it’s spilling onto the street.