Articles Recently Tagged: Downtown Oakland

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Oakland Aiming to Adopt Its Downtown Plan and Fund Housing

Oakland Aiming to Adopt Its Downtown Plan and Fund Housing

While waylaid by the pandemic, Oakland’s Planning Department is aiming to update and adopt its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland by the end of this year. As envisioned, the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) would allow for the development of up to 20 million square feet of new... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Nearing 16 Percent

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Nearing 16 Percent

With the office vacancy rate in San Francisco having ticked up to 16.7 percent, the vacancy rate for office space in the East Bay is now nearing 16 percent as well, with 4 million square feet of un-leased space and over a million square feet of space which has... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Ticks Over 14 Percent

Office Vacancy Rate in the East Bay Ticks Over 14 Percent

As in San Francisco, the vacancy rate for East Bay office space has just ticked back over 14 percent, which includes 3.6 million square feet of un-leased space along with nearly a million square feet which has been leased but is sitting vacant and actively seeking a subletter, which... Read More »

Rejected Oakland Tower Déjà Vu

Rejected Oakland Tower Déjà Vu

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland last year, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team returned to the city’s Landmarks Preservation Advisory... Read More »

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for Oakland’s Downtown

Having released a “preliminary draft” of its comprehensive plan to transform Downtown Oakland earlier this year, Oakland’s Planning Department will present its official Draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP) to the City’s Planning Commission this evening and solicit comments from the Commissioners and public. If adopted, the... Read More »

Rejected Oakland Tower Take Two

Rejected Oakland Tower Take Two

As we first reported earlier this year, with Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been... Read More »

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

Alternative Designs for Rejected Oakland Tower Revealed

With Oakland’s Planning Commission having formally rejected the plans for a proposed 460-foot-tall, and seemingly split, tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, a move which shouldn’t have caught any plugged-in readers by surprise, the project team has been working on... Read More »

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

The Grand Plan for the Development of Oakland’s Downtown

While San Francisco is now engaged in a legal battle over its recently approved, and rather significant, plan for reshaping and densifying the San Francisco’s downtown-adjacent district known as Central SoMa, the City of Oakland has just released the “preliminary draft” of its Downtown Oakland Specific Plan (DOSP), a... Read More »

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Commission Slated to Condemn Plans for Oakland Tower

Having previously directed Oakland’s Planning Department to return with findings to support a denial of the proposed 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, on the historic King Block in Downtown Oakland, the City’s Planning Commission is expected to formally deny the development’s application to proceed on Wednesday.... Read More »

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

Plans for Seemingly Split Oakland Tower Likely DOA

In a move which shouldn’t catch any plugged-in readers by surprise, Oakland’s Planning Commission has set the stage for a formal denial of the plans for a seemingly split, 460-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street in Downtown Oakland. As proposed, the development would require the demolition of... Read More »