In Case You Missed It (8/10/2018)

Here are the top development stories in Oakland for the week of August 10, 2018.

Golden Gate suicide barrier construction begins
Published by Security Info Watch on August 4, 2018
http://www.securityinfowatch.com/news/12423648/golden-gate-bridge-suicide-barrier-construction-begins
Construction has begun on a steel net to prevent people from jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge, after years of debate over whether such an obstacle would mar the bridge's romantic image.

The top 6 cities in the US where you can expect a bidding war to erupt on a house for sale: Redfin
Published by CNBC on August 4, 2018
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/08/04/san-francisco-oakland-and-san-jose-top-redfin-list-of-hot-markets.html
Concerns are rising about the potential for a nationwide housing market crash, especially on the West Coast. At least for the moment, a new report suggests that market remains as hot as ever.

Here are the California housing bills to watch
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on August 7, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/08/07/here-are-the-california-housing-bills-to-watch.html
In the final month of the legislative session, lawmakers are busy in Sacramento mulling over proposals crafted to ease the Bay Area’s affordable housing crisis.

Real Estate Digest: 23-acre Alameda development site up for grabs, San Mateo apartments lease up fast, Oakland has too much vacant land and more
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on August 7, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/08/07/real-estate-digest-alameda-san-mateo-oakland.html
Despite the building boom going on in Oakland right now — roughly 3,600 homes slated from completion this year — the city is also dotted with about 4,000 empty sites.

With Luxury Development on All Sides, Oakland Artists Buy the Right to Stay Put
Published by KQED on August 8, 2018
https://www.kqed.org/arts/13838421/with-luxury-development-on-all-sides-oakland-artists-buy-the-right-to-stay-put
Oakland’s last section of undeveloped, privately-owned waterfront is a nubby spit of land at the very end of 5th Avenue, where charmingly ramshackle structures occupy roughly four square blocks along the estuary connecting Lake Merritt to the San Francisco Bay.


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