In Case You Missed It...(3/16/2018)

Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of March 12, 2018:

What happens if cities don’t abide by new legislation to speed up development projects
Published by the San Francisco Business Journal on March 9, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/03/09/sb-35-development-legislation-berkeley.html
Earlier this week, developer Blake Griggs Properties filed a proposal for a 260-unit apartment building in Berkeley. It would be the first project in California to take advantage of SB 35, which is meant to streamline project approvals in cities and counties that have not met their assigned housing targets.

What It Means To Lead An Inclusive City In 2018–And Into The Future
Published by Fast Company on March 13, 2018
https://www.fastcompany.com/40542775/what-it-means-to-lead-an-inclusive-city-in-2018-and-into-the-future
During a session of Civic I/O, the mayors’ summit at South by Southwest, the mayors of 19 cities around the U.S. gathered to both imagine and plan for their cities’ future challenges. Jake Dunagan, research director at the Institute of the Future, instructed the mayors in thinking like futurists–first assessing problems on the numbers level (for example: not enough housing), then contextualizing them in the prevailing culture to develop solutions that remain sensitive to place while driving change.

CIM Group Acquires Downtown Oakland Property for Apartment Development
Published by the Business Wire on March 12, 2018
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180312005944/en/CIM-Group-Acquires-Downtown-Oakland-Property-Apartment
OAKLAND, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CIM Group announced today that it has acquired a development parcel located at 1100 Clay Street from the City of Oakland, and will fulfill the city’s vision for the site to be developed into a prime residential property with community benefits. The site is fully-entitled for a 16-story, 288-unit apartment building, with an adjoining publicly accessible pedestrian plaza. CIM acquired the site with its joint venture partner, Strada Investment Group.

Renting In Oakland: What Will $2,300 Get You?
Published by ABC 7 News on March 13, 2018
http://abc7news.com/realestate/renting-in-oakland-what-will-$2300-get-you/3212016/
We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a new pad if you're on a budget of $2,300/month. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

Renting In Oakland: What Will $2,300 Get You?
Published by ABC 7 News on March 13, 2018
http://abc7news.com/realestate/renting-in-oakland-what-will-$2300-get-you/3212016/
We've rounded up the latest rental offerings via Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to finding a new pad if you're on a budget of $2,300/month. (Note: prices and availability are subject to change.)

Oakland A's Have A Clear Choice On Where To Build A New Ballpark
Published by Forbes on March 13, 2018
https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrymbloom/2018/03/13/as-down-to-nitty-gritty-in-location-of-new-ballpark/#432a1c662271
The Oakland A’s are starting off the season at square one, both on the field and in their ongoing quest to build a new ballpark within the confines of the city in which they’ve played since 1968./p>

Oakland A's Have A Clear Choice On Where To Build A New Ballpark
Published by Forbes on March 13, 2018
https://www.forbes.com/sites/barrymbloom/2018/03/13/as-down-to-nitty-gritty-in-location-of-new-ballpark/#432a1c662271
The Oakland A’s are starting off the season at square one, both on the field and in their ongoing quest to build a new ballpark within the confines of the city in which they’ve played since 1968.

Measure A R.I.P.
Published by the East Bay Express on March 13, 2018
https://www.eastbayexpress.com/oakland/measure-a-rip/Content?oid=14124964
Recent state laws that require cities to build more housing - along with new legislation in Sacramento - are making no-growth initiatives like Alameda's Measure A obsolete.

$3 Million Listing: Amid affordability crisis, sales of luxury homes double in the Bay Area
Published by the East Bay Times on March 14, 2018
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/03/14/sjm-l-realestate-0314/
Finding a Bay Area home for less than $1 million is harder than ever, but if you have $3 million to spend, you could have better luck: Sales of such luxury homes doubled across the region in February, compared to the previous year, according to an analysis by Pacific Union.

BART seeks tower developer at Oakland's Lake Merritt station
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on March 14, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/03/14/bart-lake-merritt-tower-project-tod-housing.html
BART is looking for a developer to build an office and residential tower project atop its Lake Merritt station in Oakland.

Renovations to East Oakland’s Rainbow center underway
Published by the East Bay Times on March 14, 2018
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/03/14/renovations-to-east-oaklands-rainbow-center-underway/
OAKLAND — East Oakland’s nearly 40-year-old Rainbow Recreation Center is getting the makeover that many say the surrounding community not only needs, but deserves.

Oakland creates new policy director position to deal with housing crisis
Published by the East Bay Times on March 15, 2018
https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2018/03/15/oakland-creates-new-policy-director-position-to-deal-with-housing-crisis/
OAKLAND — Mayor Libby Schaaf has named Darin Ranelletti as the city’s first policy director for housing security, a position the mayor created and.

 


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  • Sam Felsing
    published this page in Archive News 2018-03-14 09:43:26 -0700