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Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of August 7, 2017:

Exclusive: West Coast landlord proposes tower near Oakland's Jack London Square
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on August 4, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/08/04/essex-oakland-jack-london-tower-ess.html?ana=e_sfbt_bn&u=18181060574f43ea9f65099d8e4572&t=1501880240&j=78651181
One of the country's largest landlords is expanding in Oakland with plans for a 294-unit residential tower in the Jack London Square district.

How Oakland housing developers are avoiding escalating fees
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on August 4, 2017
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/08/07/oakland-housing-impact-fees.html
A surge of building permits were filed for large Oakland housing projects in May and June, as developers avoided the escalation of impact fees in July.

Blaze Rips Through Under-Construction House in Oakland
Published by NBC Bay Area on August 7, 2017
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oakland-Fire-Under-Construction-Home-Investigation-439201353.html
A fire engulfed an under-construction house in Oakland late Monday, according to fire officials.

Why Laney College might want new A’s ballpark next door
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on August 8, 2017
http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Why-Laney-College-might-want-new-A-s-ballpark-11740617.php
The Oakland A’s have picked up support from a key figure in their hunt for a new ballpark: the chancellor of the Peralta Community College District, which controls land that is at or near the top of the team’s list.

As Landlord Plans Lofts, 'Tech Exchange' Vacates West Oakland Warehouse
Published by Hoodline on August 8, 2017
http://hoodline.com/2017/08/as-landlord-plans-lofts-tech-exchange-vacates-west-oakland-warehouse
Longstanding nonprofit Tech Exchange recently left its West Oakland warehouse as its owner advances a plan to convert the building into apartments.

Oakland family of five homeless, living in Toyota Camry
Published by KTVU on August 10 2017
http://www.ktvu.com/news/273041897-story
A family of five from Oakland who says they've never been homeless before until a year ago,  reached out to KTVU to share their story.