Here are the top development stories in Oakland for the week of July 27, 2018
When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on July 20, 2018
New projects on BART property don't just happen overnight.
Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Gibson McElhaney Proposes Removing Eviction Protections from Thousands of Apartments
Published by The East Bay Express on July 20, 2018
The Oakland City Council is considering a major update to the city's Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, which protects tenants from eviction — unless they fail to pay rent, violate their lease, or several other specific reasons.
After decades on the street, 70-year-old Oakland man finds home in shelter
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on July 22, 2018
Rufus Boykin balled up a brown napkin in his hand and swiped at the tears on his face. The pom on top of the commemorative Super Bowl 50 knit hat he wore bobbed as he dabbed at his eyes.
Platinum Storage Group to Develop 1,08-Unit Self-Storage Facility in Oakland
Published by ReBusiness Online on July 23, 2018
Orange County-based Platinum Storage Group is developing Storage Direct Oakland, a self-storage facility in Oakland. With construction is slated to begin immediately, the four-story, 155,000-square-foot property will feature 1,087 self-storage units. Completion is scheduled for July 2019.
The move from SF to Oakland: What's it really like across the bay?
Published by SF Gate on July 23, 2018
Oakland's like having a "really hot sibling," says longtime resident Mike Woolson. "Your sibling gets all the attention and more dates and everything seems to come easy. Whereas you have to work harder to make yourself interesting," he said.
Equitable development across America: How other cities won community benefits
Published by Model D Media on July 24, 2018
In the last decade or so, Oakland has been part of the enormous development boom that has overtaken the Bay Area. Property values and rental rates throughout San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland have skyrocketed.
Oakland voters may get a say on when landlords can evict renters
Published by NBC Bay Area on July 23, 2018
In front of what’s expected to be a packed chamber Tuesday night, the Oakland City Council will decide the fate of a proposed ballot measure that aims to protect thousands of tenants in the city from being evicted for no cause.
Real Estate Digest: Oakland project breaks ground, building cranes perch in San Francisco, investors dive into East Bay and Peninsula properties
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on July 24, 2018
Platinum Storage Group recently kicked off construction on a 155,000-square-foot, four-story building in Oakland that will house 1,087 storage units. The site, at 10 Hegenberger Ct., is near the Oakland Coliseum and Oakland International Airport.
Oakland City Council Decides Whether to Close So-Called 'Duplex Loophole'
Published by KPIX 5 CBS Bay Area
Oakland could move closer to closing an eviction loophole that’s putting hundreds of renters at risk of getting kicked out of their homes. It’s the last ditch effort to get a measure on the November ballot. It would close what’s known as the ‘duplex loophole.’
The prefab revolution comes to commercial construction
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on July 26, 2018
Last year, when Apple Inc. opened up its new $5 billion, 2.8 million-square-foot starship headquarters campus in Cupertino, few people would have guessed that among its many accolades it is also the largest prefabricated concrete building in the world.
Major shakeup in Oakland District 4 council race
Published by the East Bay Citizen on July 25, 2018
Chris Young, the candidate who received a pivotal early endorsement from Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf for the Oakland City Council District 4 seat being vacated by Annie Campbell Washington, on Wednesday suspended his campaign.