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.

17 thoughts on “An Inventory of Development along Oakland’s Burgeoning Auto Row”
  1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

  2. cfb… you’re out of date, research shows gentrification improves the lives of long term residents.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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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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