Broadway Valdez District Area Project Status as of 8/31/16

Oakland’s Planning Department has updated their map of every project completed, under construction, in the works or anticipated to rise within the city’s Broadway Valdez District and along Oakland’s burgeoning Auto Row.

In total, over 800 units of housing are currently under construction (including 432 units at 3073 Broadway and 193 at 2302 Valdez); another 1,700 units have been approved to rise (including 450 units at 277 27th Street, 224 at 2400 Valdez, and 223 in a tower at 2270 Broadway) and developers are either eyeing or have filed applications for at least another seven (7) other big development sites as mapped above.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Some Guy

    For the love of allah, please, gentrify it all the way on down to Fruitvale and the Coliseum, please. It can’t come quickly enough.

    • Posted by cfb

      Yeah, screw working class people. How dare they have the nerve to live in the Bay Area, especially in a part that isn’t at the ass end of nowhere.

      • Posted by KBB

        It has nothing to do about the ‘working class people’. That area has some serious crime issues. Gentrification will help that and provide a boost for the residents who live there and deserve a safer city.

        • Posted by Some Guy

          Tis true, before I bought this Oakland beater it was a dope grow with all the fun that entails for the neighb. I was told there were armed burglaries several times a year, sometimes the alarm would go off at 2am and run for hours, etc. I’m here, I’m gentrifying, and people are having a slightly easier time sleeping at night as a result.

          • Posted by Oaklandlover

            Great example of the micro benefits new neighbors can bring. Keep it up Oakland!!

  2. Posted by Matt in Uptown

    cfb… you’re out of date, research shows gentrification improves the lives of long term residents. Long term residents that bought in Oakland and have endured through a lot are now being rewarded today. Last year my coworker sold her grandparents’ Fruitvale home and is now buying her rented San Leandro home from the landlord -all cash. With changes there are always winners and losers -life ain’t fair.

    • Posted by Some Guy

      And this too. Next door is double SFR (two detached houses, 1 lot) owned by latino family, value has increased by, oh, say a hundred percent or so in the past 5 years. Gives them more choices in the long run. And they can stay and enjoy low property taxes if they wish. Todo es bueno as long as no ones teenaged kids are running about with guns pretending they’re in Gangs of New York.

    • Posted by Zig

      What about those trying to form new families? Not everyone gets to sell grandma’s house

      • Posted by Some Guy

        Change happens, and not only to rich but to poor as well. In the game of real estate musical chairs, when the music stops not everyone gets to sit down. I myself was gentrified right on out of SF. Didn’t mean to imply the process was totally fair or without some negative effects.

  3. Posted by SFRealist

    Great for Oakland. Exactly what it should be doing.

  4. Posted by Patrick

    Before Broadway was Auto Row, St. Mary’s College was located at 30th and Broadway from 1889-1928 until it moved to Moraga. Providence Hospital was located at 26th and Broadway from 1904 – 1926, until it moved up the hill to 30th and Summit. Interesting how institutions have come and gone from this area over the years.

    • Posted by Notcom

      Providence, is STILL pretty much in the area, since as you note it – or its successor Summit – is just at the edge of the boundary.

      What’s remarkable to me is how all of the medical facilities HAVEN’T moved: Providence, Merritt (1909), Kaiser (Fabiola: 1800 something)…of course institutions like hospitals have high property investments and moving around isn’t easy.

  5. Posted by Justin

    nobody is getting displaced and new residents will provide a better tax base and support the local economy. seems like a win.

  6. Posted by SFBayview

    Seems too much supply in a cooling market. Too late for the party. I’m wondering how many of approved units will be built soon.

  7. Posted by E. Gonsalves

    The market may be cooling in SF but not in Oakland. There is no reason why SF should be that much more expensive than Oakland. The prices for both cities will be much closer in the near future. We are already seeing very expensive rents in new construction in Uptown, Lake Merritt and JLS.

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