Oakland on the Verge of Appointing Planning Director

By José Fermoso ---The City of Oakland will announce who will be its next Director of Planning and Building in the next 7 to 10 days, according to Assistant City Administrator Claudia Cappio. While Cappio would not say who the city had selected, she did confirm who had not been offered the position. 

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In Case You Missed It...

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of July 10, 2017: 

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Opinion: Oak Knoll out of the 1950s

By Tim Frank---SunCal’s sprawling Oak Knoll project wouldn’t be responsible land use most anywhere in the state. In Oakland, with an acute housing shortage, skyrocketing housing prices and a daily in-commute population that endures some of the longest commutes on the planet, SunCal’s proposal is downright appalling.

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It Needs Fixin'

Is there a busted streetlight in your neighborhood? Is there a pothole that needs to be filled? Is there an abandoned building that needs an occupant?

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Map Update (7/14/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of July 10, 2017.

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Editorial: Planning for a Stadium, Planning for a Neighborhood

Ballparks change neighborhoods. Look at what AT&T Park helped do for the now-booming Mission Bay neighborhood in San Francisco. What was once a district primarily consisting of crumbling warehouses and unused shipping docks is now a bustling neighborhood of condos, retail shops, restaurants and tech company headquarters. And buildings are still going up. The Giants organization is planning to build 1,500 new housing units in AT&T Park’s Parking Lot A.  

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In Case You Missed It...

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of July 3, 2017: 

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What You Told Us...

The Oakland A’s have reportedly narrowed down their choices for a new ballpark to three locations: Howard Terminal above Jack London Square; the Peralta Community College District headquarters site near Laney College; and the current Oakland Coliseum site.

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Map Update (7/7/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of July 3, 2017.

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Oak Knoll Traffic Issues Still Worry Residents

By José Fermosa---At the June 21 Oakland Planning Commission meeting, which saw planning commissioners delay approval for the redevelopment of old Oak Knoll Naval Hospital land in East Oakland, Planning Commissioner Emily Weinstein summed up many residents’ thoughts about the Oak Knoll project’s traffic mitigation plan: Disappointed. 

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