By Will Connell and Emma Colburn---The San Francisco Chronicle recently reported that Peralta Community College District Chancellor Jowel Laguerre has come around to the idea of building the new A’s ballpark at district office property near Laney College. This makes it even more likely that the Peralta site will be picked for the new stadium.
Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of August 7, 2017:
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By Sadakao Whittington---In Oakland’s current building boom, there is a great debate among residents and members of the local government about when union labor should be used at construction sites. Some people feel that unions add too much to the costs of building. In a time when available housing stock is low, we need to build, build, build. Others believe that the benefits unions provide help local workers gain the resources they themselves need to keep their homes in this increasingly expensive city.
Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of August 7, 2017:
By Will Connell and Emma Colburn---No two Oakland residents share the same view on development. Some believe there’s too much, some believe there isn’t enough, while some know nothing about it. Others are searching for the perfect Goldilocks solution (it's just right).
By Sam Felsing---In the four-plus years that Southern California developer SunCal unsuccessfully tried to redevelop the old Alameda Naval Air Station, it backed a ballot measure that 85 percent of Alameda voters rejected; got involved in a public transparency scandal involving a city councilmember; spent record sums of money trying to influence local elections; and forced the city to pay out $4.1 million in a legal settlement.
That’s what happened when SunCal came to Alameda.
Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of July 31, 2017:
The Planning Department recently released its list of active construction projects and proposals for the summer of 2017.
Lake Merritt may soon be connected to the San Francisco Bay Trail. The City of Oakland is actively working to build an S-shaped pedestrian bridge that will start at 7th street on the eastern portion of the lake, wrap underneath I-880 and over the Lake Merritt Channel, and connect to the walking and bike paths near the Embarcadero roadway.