In Case You Missed It...(12/22/2017)

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Dec. 18, 2017:

Opinion: Stopping the Stadium Mega-Development Was an Important Victory, But Fight Is Far from Over
Published by Oakland Post on Dec. 17, 2017
After four months of organizing by Laney students, faculty, and staff, Chinatown and Eastlake residents, and Lake Merritt environmentalists, the Peralta Board of Trustees decided to end talks with the Oakland A’s about constructing a stadium mega-development next to Laney College.

Bay Area cities face growing crisis as RVs become homes of last resort
Published by East Bay Times on Dec. 17, 2017
Robert Ramirez lives in an old RV, parked curbside in an industrial section of San Jose.

Town Business: Oakland Seeks $65 Million for Affordable Housing and the City Council Debates Relocation Assistance for Tenants
Published by the East Bay Express on Dec. 18, 2017
The Oakland City Council is reconvening tonight after a week of cancelled meetings due to the municipal employees' strike. The city's two largest unions, SEIU 1021 and IFPTE Local 21 still haven't agreed with Oakland on terms of a new contract, but the parties are in mediation right now.

Uber sells Uptown Station HQ to Oakland firm
Published by SF Curbed on Dec. 19, 2017<
announced in August that it was putting Uptown Station—the new mixed-use development right downtown in the onetime Sears building on Broadway that only recently shed the white plastic cocoon that enshrouded it during rehab—up for sale without ever moving a single employee into its planned headquarters.

Oakland Approves Tenant Relocation Assistance for Owner Move-Ins and Condo Conversions
Published by the East Bay Express on Dec. 19, 2017

Oakland City Council last night approved new financial assistance for renters displaced by certain types of no-fault evictions.

Oakland Finally Builds Housing
Published by the East Bay Express on Dec. 20, 2017 oid=11790499">
Bay Area's housing crisis continued to worsen in 2017, as home prices smashed records and large numbers of people lost their homes, were displaced from the region, or were forced to spend hours each day commuting from less expensive suburbs. The median home price in the Bay Area soared to $910,350 in November, a 12.5 percent jump over 2016. In Alameda County, it reached $880,000, and in Oakland, it topped $700,000 — far higher than most people could afford. In Berkeley and Alameda, the median home price hovered around $1 million. East Bay Cities Struggled as the

Unsheltered Crisis Deepened
Published by the East Bay Express on Dec. 20, 2017
This past year marked a change in the way some local governments addressed the shelter crisis. A few East Bay cities, including Oakland, began to devote more resources to homelessness and started to sanction semi-permanent camps run by nonprofits.