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Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Nov. 27, 2017:

Oak Knoll development may have affordable housing after all
Published by the East Bay Times on November 24, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/24/oak-knoll-development-may-have-affordable-housing-after-all/
OAKLAND — After activists criticized the 900-home development at the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital site for not including any affordable housing, it may end up offering some after all.

A’s score an F at Laney College with ballpark plan
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on Nov. 24, 2017
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/A-s-score-an-F-at-Laney-College-with-ballpark-12382076.php
The Oakland A’s pitch for a new ballpark next to Laney College got a big thumbs-down from the school’s faculty and students, with representatives of both groups voting “no” on the idea of a 35,000-seat stadium. 

Exclusive: Huge landlord Brookfield invests in new 333-unit Oakland apartment project
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 27, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/27/brookfield-property-partners-bpy-oakland-apartment.html?ana=twt
Brookfield Property Partners, one of the world's largest real estate investors, is funding a new 333-unit apartment project in Oakland.

Oakland’s tallest tower is on the way
Published by Archpaper on Nov. 27, 2017
https://archpaper.com/2017/11/oaklands-lowney-tallest-tower/#gallery-0-slide-0
A new project under development by Oakland, California–based Lowney Architecture and developer Pinnacle RED aims to bring the East Bay its newest—and tallest—mixed-use tower.

CenterPoint bets on transloading with Oakland logistics hub site
Published by JOC on Nov. 28, 2017
https://www.joc.com/port-news/us-ports/port-oakland/centerpoint-bets-transloading-oakland-logistics-hub-site_20171128.html
CenterPoint Properties is taking a $52 million, 440,000 square foot bet that beneficial cargo owners (BCOs) will value the efficiencies of transloading their cargo on port property through an agreement with Oakland to build the first distribution complex at a US container port.

Exclusive: Biotech company inks deal in TMG Partners' 1330 Broadway in Oakland 
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 27, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/27/clovis-oncology-oakland-tmg-partners.html
TMG Partners continues leasing up 1330 Broadway in Oakland. Clovis Oncology (NASDAQ: CLVS), a cancer drug maker, is the latest tenant to sign on with a 10-year, 32,000-square-foot lease.

Oakland ordinance bans city from doing business with border wall contractors
Published by the East Bay Express on Nov. 28, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/11/28/oakland-ordinance-bans-city-from-doing-business-with-border-wall-contractors/
OAKLAND — Oakland city officials have a clear message for companies with a hand in the construction of President Donald Trump’s proposed wall along the United States/Mexico border: We don’t want to do business with you.

After scrapped retail plan, historic Oakland property for sale again
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 28, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/28/oakland-retail-building-sale-colliers1701-franklin.html?ana=e_du_prem&s=article_du&ed=2017-11-28&u=18181060574f43ea9f65099d8e4572&t=1511910822&j=79251601
A year after fashion retailer Jeremy's abandoned plans to open a store in downtown Oakland, the property is being sold again.

Will the Oakland hills get 200 homes and a charter school?
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 29, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/29/oakland-hills-proposed-housing-charter-aspire.html
Developer The Pacific Cos. is proposing 200 affordable housing units and a charter school in the Oakland hills.

20 sheds made available for homeless housing in Oakland
Published by ABC 7 News on Nov. 29, 2017
 http://abc7news.com/society/20-sheds-made-available-for-homeless-housing-in-oakland/2714636/
OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) --
Twenty TuffSheds have been made available for those living on the streets in Oakland. Mayor Libbie Schaaf says it's just one part of a larger solution in her city's effort to deal with the growing number of homeless people.

Oakland City Council: Tenant Relocation Assistance Delayed, But Moratorium on Rent Control Loophole Passes
Published by the East Bay Express on Nov. 29, 2017
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/SevenDays/archives/2017/11/29/oakland-city-council-tenant-relocation-assistance-delayed-but-moratorium-on-rent-control-loophole-passes
Extra assistance for renters who are displaced through no-fault evictions failed to pass a second reading at the Oakland City Council last night after Councilmember Annie Campbell Washington had the legislation pulled from the agenda's consent portion of the calendar and scheduled for a future council meeting's non-consent portion, where it will likely be debated and amended.

East Bay apartment construction surges, but delays also common
Published by the Mercury News on Nov. 30, 2017
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/30/east-bay-apartment-construction-surges-but-delays-also-common/
Bay Area apartment construction has shifted to the East Bay from Silicon Valley, but delays have slowed the opening of new rentals in the sizzling market, according to a new study.

Go West: Projects are finally rising in long-neglected West Oakland
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 30, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/30/projects-rising-in-west-oakland-structures-2017.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2017-11-30&u=18181060574f43ea9f65099d8e4572&t=1512085972&j=79264371
Every weekday, hundreds of thousands of riders pass through West Oakland’s BART station on their way to San Francisco. Only a handful get off.

Oakland's housing pipeline gushes after years of drought
Published by San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 30, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/30/oakland-housing-pipeline-apartments-condos.html?ana=e_ae_set1&s=article_du&ed=2017-11-30&u=18181060574f43ea9f65099d8e4572&t=1512086020&j=79264371
For the first time in eight years, cranes have arrived in downtown Oakland.

Mapped: A closer look at the Oakland Athletics' ballpark plan
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 30, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/30/oakland-athletics-ballpark-plan-map.html
The Oakland Athletics’ plans for a privately financed ballpark village — anchored by a $500 million, 34,000-seat stadium — has captured imaginations and sparked skepticism. The A’s plan to move by 2023 from the cavernous Coliseum to a site straddling a channel leading to Lake Merritt and covering the current home to the Peralta Community College District offices and a Laney College parking lot.

Co-working takes off amid Oakland development boom
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 30, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/30/oakland-co-working-we-work-port-workspaces.html
In a bright, second-story space overlooking downtown Oakland, colorful paintings and a display case stocked with collector’s edition books on black artists provide an eclectic backdrop for the freelancers and small companies at work.

Oakland's new planning director talks about challenges and opportunities
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Nov. 30, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/30/oakland-new-planning-director-gilchrist-challenges.html
Education: MIT master’s degree in architecture, MIT master’s degree in management, MIT  bachelor’s of science in design

36 people died one year ago in the Ghost Ship warehouse. Not much has changed.
Published by the East Bay Times on Dec. 1, 2017
http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/12/01/36-people-died-one-year-ago-in-the-ghost-ship-warehouse-not-much-has-changed/
OAKLAND — One year ago, 36 men and women suffocated inside an Oakland warehouse, choked by thick black smoke and unable to navigate their way out of a labyrinth of furniture,
statues and pianos.