In Case You Missed It (8/14/2018)

Here are the biggest Oakland development stories from the week of September 10, 2018

Mayor wants to lure modular housing factory to SF to provide both homes, jobs
Published by the San Francisco Chronicle on September 10, 2018
https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Mayor-wants-to-lure-modular-housing-factory-to-SF-13216703.php
As San Francisco officials continue to scout locations for a factory that can churn out modular housing units, Mayor London Breed is lining up the city to be the first customer.

Oakland Land Trust Finds More Ways to Preserve Affordable Housing
Published by Next City on September 10, 2018
https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/oakland-land-trust-finds-more-ways-to-preserve-affordable-housing
In 2014, as she approached four decades of being a landlord, then 70-year-old east Oakland resident Dixi Carrillo decided to sell her rental property next to her home.

BART picks developers for huge housing and office development at Lake Merritt in Oakland
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on September 10, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/09/10/bart-lake-Merritt-oakland-housing-office.html
Bay Area Regional Transit officials selected a development team to revamp three city blocks above the Lake Merritt BART Station in Oakland.

'Pocket Homes' Designed By College Students For Homeless
Published by Rockridge Patch on September 11, 2018
https://patch.com/california/rockridge/pocket-homes-designed-college-students-homeless
Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen said that he will move into a tiny home on Tuesday for two days to underscore the homelessness crisis for local students.

Oakland councilman moves into tiny home to address homelessness
Published by KTVU on September 11, 2018
http://www.ktvu.com/news/oakland-councilman-moves-into-tiny-home-to-address-homelessness
OAKLAND (BCN) Oakland City Councilman Abel Guillen moved into a tiny home for two days to underscore the homelessness crisis for local students.

Master developer breaks ground on Oak Knoll, a new neighborhood of more than 900 homes in the Oakland Hills
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on September 11, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/09/11/oakland-housing-breaks-ground-oak-knoll.html
A massive housing development in the Oakland will break ground after more than a decade of planning.

Can this new luxury Oakland apartment complex snag $8,000 for a townhouse?
Published by the San Francisco Business Times on September 11, 2018
https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/09/11/oakland-apartments-temescal-rents.html
It used to be that $3,000 studios and $5,000 two-bedrooms were average among new apartments in San Francisco. Now those monthly rents are migrating to Oakland.

BART Board Approves Stronger Surveillance Oversight, Lake Merritt Housing
Published by CBS on September 14, 2018
https://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2018/09/14/bart-board-approves-stronger-surveillance-oversight-lake-merritt-housing/
BART’s Board of Directors approved a new ordinance governing oversight of surveillance technology as well as a new transit-oriented residential and commercial real estate development near the Lake Merritt Station during a busy meeting Thursday morning in Oakland.

US housing recovery: Ten years after the bubble burst
Published by Fox Business on September 14, 2018
https://www.foxbusiness.com/economy/us-housing-recovery-ten-years-after-the-bubble-burst
In the ten years since the financial crisis, which prominently featured a collapse of the U.S. housing market, prices have rebounded much quicker in some areas of the country than others.


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