Despite its natural beauty, Oakland still has some ugly spots.
Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of Oct. 9, 2017:
On Oct. 18, the Oakland Planning Commission will review and possibly vote on SunCal's Oak Knoll project.
Last week, Oakland residents were reminded again of the dangers people living in the hills face when a 22-acre fire broke out on a hillside above Skyview Drive, threatening 50 homes. This was the second major fire in the hills in two months, after a 20-acre fire broke out near Grizzly Peak Boulevard in August.
Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Oct. 2, 2017:
On Wednesday, Oct. 4, the Oakland Planning Commission approved the application for 2401 Broadway, a six-story mixed-used building that will include a large hotel as part of its structure. The Commission also approved an 18-story office tower to be built on the long-vacant lot next to the old Key System Building.
Below are the proposed developments submitted to the Planning Department during the week of Oct. 2, 2017:
SunCal used a different economic modeling system to create its economic benefit report (EBR) for Oak Knoll than what has been frequently used in the city to estimate economic value for projects of significant size. East Bay Residents for Responsible Development (EBRRD) has prepared its own economic analysis that uses another common model and has found several projections of the SunCal EBR to be exceedingly optimistic.
Below are the top Oakland development stories for the week of Sept. 25, 2017: