Updates to the Oakland Development Map- 3/3/2017

What we've added to the map this week: 

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What Value is Oakland Gaining from $6 Billion in New Development?

By Peter Snarr---While development has been booming across the Bay Area for the past few years, Oakland has only recently begun to take a hard look at what “value added” the billions in new development capital is providing our city.  

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Oak Knoll: The Gift to Oakland That's Being Squandered

By Peter Snarr---The Oakland City Council has approved moving forward with negotiations to sell SunCal a city owned parcel of land. This is the latest development for SunCal's exclusive 188 acre project at the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital.

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A Note from the Oakland Conduit Staff

Oakland is going through an unprecedented construction boom. There are dozens of projects in construction and thousands of housing units being planned. Neighborhoods are changing all over the city.

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What Do You Want for Downtown Oakland?

By Peter Snarr---Oakland is looking to continue its development progress by going forward with its sixth specific development plan, the first to focus on ways to improve the downtown area.

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Opinion: Labor Unions are Essential to Oakland Construction

By Jason Gumataotao---Union labor is not opposed to the development of new housing in Oakland. 

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Community Coalition and Wood Partners Strike Deal

By Darwin Bond Graham --East Bay Times

Oakland City Councilmember Abel Guillen announced tonight that a deal has been struck allowing a 262-unit apartment project to be built on the edge of Oakland's Chinatown.

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Eastline 2100 Telegraph Ave

Read more about about Lane Partner's newest project. 

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Labor Unions Respond to Oakland Magazine

We found Oakland Magazine's December 2016 edition article, “Unintended Consequences”, biased and unfair. The article’s author argues our labor unions are filing environmental appeals of local housing projects with the City purely to secure jobs for its members. This is a mischaracterization.

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Oakland Mayor Schaaf Issues Order Intended to Improve Safety of Unpermitted Housing While Avoiding Displacement

Acknowledging that in the aftermath of the Ghost Ship fire some property owners have evicted residents of warehouses and other unpermitted living spaces for fear of legal liability, Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf today issued an executive order meant to help landlords bring buildings up to code, while hopefully avoiding displacement of tenants.

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