Map Update (5/5/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Commission during the week of May 1 2017.

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EBHO Affordable Housing Week

The Oakland Conduit received the following invitation from East Bay Housing Organizations (EBHO): 

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Oak Knoll Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Report Released

The Oakland Conduit staff received the final draft of the Oak Knoll project’s final supplemental environmental impact report (EIR) close to when we were set to publish this week’s edition.

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In Case You Missed It...

Here are the top Oakland Development stories for the week of April 24, 2017: 

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Poll: Is There an Area in Oakland You Think is Ripe for Development?

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Neighborhood Groups Speak

*Updated from the original April 14 story. Scroll down to see new answers from the Dimond Improvement Association. 

How people feel about real-estate development in Oakland can vary, based on their neighborhoods, socio-economic circumstances and political beliefs. The Oakland Conduit wanted to know how people’s thoughts about Oakland’s real-estate development boom varied from neighborhood to neighborhood. Our staff compiled a list of community groups across the city and asked their members a few questions. 

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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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