The Community Coalition for Equitable Development Speaks About 1314 Franklin

As mentioned last week, the Planning Commission approved a 40-story tower at 1314 Franklin. The tower approval had been delayed two weeks while the Oakland Chinatown Coalition (OCC) and the Black Arts Movement and Business District (BAMBD) worked with the tower’s developer to secure a better community benefits agreement (CBA) for the project. 

Below is a statement from the Community Coalition for Equitable Development, the main advocacy organization for both OCC and BAMBD, about the agreement the groups made with the developer.

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Approved: Jack London Square Sites D and F2

The Oakland Planning Commission gave the go-ahead for developer CIM Group to build two new residential towers in Jack London Square; the decision came at the same meeting (April 19) the OPC also approved Oakland’s largest residential tower project, 1314 Franklin Street.

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Map Update (4/28/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Commission during the week of April 24, 2017.

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Opinion: Breaking the Cycle of Neighborhood Disinvestment and Corporate Profiteering

By Richard Marcantonio---Oakland Conduit’s Development Map is striking, not only for the number of development projects that are going on right now in the city, but for where they are located. With few exceptions, the current development boom is laser-focused in the Downtown and lower Uptown neighborhoods. 

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In Case You Missed It...

Here are the top Oakland Development stories for the week of April 17, 2017: 

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Will Oak Knoll Help Oakland?

By José Fermosa---With the growth in housing development at an all-time high, residents might believe companies thinking about building in Oakland have a standard process to integrate the community’s preferred requirements into their plans. For years, these requirements have included a sizable number of affordable housing units and the employment of union laborers.

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Approved: 1314 Franklin Street

By Sam Felsing---After delaying its vote by two weeks, the Oakland Planning Commission Wednesday unanimously approved plans for a 40-story tower set to be built on a one-block lot at 1314 Franklin St. 

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In Case You Missed It...

Here are the top Oakland development stories for the week of April 10, 2017:

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What You Told Us...

In the past two weeks, many of you took to Facebook to express your opinions about our March 31 articles, “Homelessness and Lack of Affordable Housing Outrank Crime in List of Oaklanders’ Concerns,” “Uber in Trouble in Oakland” and “Not All Building is Good Building,” our thorough examinations of a recent poll conducted by the East Bay Residents for Responsible Development (EBRRD). Here’s what you told us: 

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Update: Downtown Specific Plan

The Conduit received the following communication from the City of Oakland: 

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