Map Update (7/28/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of July 24, 2017:

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Oakland Names William Gilchrist as New Director of Planning

Late last week, the City of Oakland named William Gilchrist as its new Director of Planning and Building.

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In Case You Missed It...

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of July 17, 2017: 

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Poll: In Which Oakland Intersections Do You Spend the Most Time in Traffic?

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The Downtown Specific Plan Moves Forward

By Peter Snarr---After briefly pausing work on its Downtown Specific Plan, the Oakland city government announced on July 20 that it is resuming work on the plan and will assemble a series of working groups and neighborhood meetings in the coming months to get further input on it. 

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Map Update (7/21/2017)

Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of July 17, 2017:

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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? 

We asked and you answered. Below are the first contributions to the Conduit’s It Needs Fixin’ section. 

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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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