In Case You Missed It...(6/8/2018)

Here are top development stories in Oakland during the week of June 4, 2018

Why nearly half of San Francisco Bay Area residents plan to leave
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on June 3, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/06/03/why-nearly-half-of-san-francisco-bay-area.html
Nearly half of San Francisco Bay Area voters plan to leave the region in the next few years, fed up with exorbitant housing costs and the long commutes caused by the lack of available homes near their workplaces.

Another 500 apartments on tap amid tiny East Bay city's housing boom
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on June 4, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/06/04/emeryville-housing-sherwin-williams-lennar-len.html
Emeryville's former Sherwin-Williams paint factory could begin its transformation into 500 new apartments early next year.

Rebecca Kaplan may be looking at another race for Oakland mayor
Published by SFChronicle on June 4, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/politics/article/Rebecca-Kaplan-may-be-looking-at-another-race-for-12961837.php?src=hp_totn
Oakland City Councilmember At-Large Rebecca Kaplan is doing nothing to douse rumors that she’s about to announce another run for mayor — possibly as early as Wednesday.

All-star development teams square off for sites next to Lake Merritt BART station in Oakland
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on Jun 4, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/06/04/boston-properties-hines-strada-lake-merritt-bart.html
Four developers will face off for the chance to develop a mixed-use highrise on 2.8 acres next to the Lake Merritt BART Station in Oakland.

Controversial jobs proposal from Oakland’s Desley Brooks fails to pass
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on June 5, 2018
https://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Controversial-jobs-proposal-from-Oakland-s-12970963.php
A budget proposal from Oakland City Councilwoman Desley Brooks that for months drew contentious debate and legal concerns failed to pass Tuesday night.

Rebecca Kaplan Looks to November Mayoral Race
Published by the Oakland Post on June 5, 2018
http://www.oaklandpost.org/2018/06/05/rebecca-kaplan-looks-november-mayoral-race/
“During my service to Oakland, City Councilmember-at-Large Rebecca Kaplan has been consistent in her hard work for the prosperity of all Oakland citizens and her vision of Oakland as one of California’s most desirable cities, he wrote.

The San Francisco Bay Area’s housing crisis is so out of control, a median-priced home costs $820,000 — here are 5 ways to help fix the problem
Published by the San Francisco Bay Area on June 6, 2018
http://www.businessinsider.com/san-francisco-affordable-housing-solutions-2018-6
The San Francisco Bay Area has become the epicenter of California's affordability crisis.

Modular housing near Coliseum BART station being built quickly
Published by KTVU on June 7, 2018
http://www.ktvu.com/news/modular-housing-near-coliseum-bart-station-being-built-quickly
OAKLAND, Calif. - KTVU got a sneak peak Thursday at an affordable housing complex in East Oakland that's being built extremely quickly thanks to the use of modular construction techniques.

Poll: Libby Schaaf leads early in Oakland mayor race
Published by the Mercury News on June 7, 2018
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/06/07/poll-libby-schaaf-leads-early-in-oakland-mayor-race/
OAKLAND — Mayor Libby Schaaf’s campaign released a poll Thursday showing the mayor has a large lead five months before the November election.

Kaplan endorses Cat Brooks for Oakland mayor
Published by EBAR on June 7, 2018
http://www.ebar.com/news/latest_news//261031
Lesbian at-large Oakland City Councilwoman Rebecca Kaplan Thursday (June 7) ended speculation about whether she would embark on a third run for mayor, and endorsed progressive activist Cat Brooks, an African-American woman who pledged to make the city a sanctuary for all.

Longtime CEO of urban think tank SPUR departing for Australia
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on June 7, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/06/07/gabriel-metcalf-spur-ceo-departure-sydney.html
Gabriel Metcalf, president and CEO of SPUR, is leaving the nonprofit urban think tank at the end of the year for a job in Australia.

How Oakland's largest modular housing development stacks up
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on June 8, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/06/08/how-oaklands-largest-modular-housing-development.html
On Thursday afternoon just outside the Coliseum BART Station in Oakland, construction crews put on a show. Cranes armed with straps hoist rectangular, factory-made apartments into the air and then gingerly stack them on top of each other.