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First Platinum Certified Home in Northern CA Fetches $885 per Foot

First Platinum Certified Home in Northern CA Fetches $885 per Foot

The first LEED Platinum Certified home in Northern California was built on a Rockridge lot with views at 5950 Margarido Drive and hit the market in the fourth quarter of 2009 priced at $5.5 million or roughly $1,187 per square foot. Subsequently reduced by over two million dollars over... Read More »

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland Ticks Up, But…

Office Vacancy Rate in Oakland Ticks Up, But…

The vacancy rate for East Bay office space around Oakland has ticked up from 9.5 percent at the beginning of the year to 11.9 percent today, driven by the delivery of 600,000 square feet of new space at 601 City Center in Downtown Oakland, half of which was pre-leased... 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 »

The Margarido House Returns

The Margarido House Returns

The first LEED Platinum Certified home in Northern California was built on a Rockridge lot with views at 5950 Margarido Drive. And having first hit the market in 2009 with a $5.5 million price tag, reduced to $4.795 million in early 2010 (and in contract for a few months),... Read More »

Looking for an Unfinished 19,000-Square-Foot Oakland Hills Home?

Looking for an Unfinished 19,000-Square-Foot Oakland Hills Home?

Sited on a nearly one-acre Chabot Park Highlands parcel in the Oakland Hills, the unfinished 19,000-square-foot home at 11270 Lochard Street is now back on the market as “a rare opportunity” to finish as you please. Designed with seven bedrooms, including a 3,600-square-foot master suite, and bays views, but... 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 »

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

Redesigned for Luxury and Put Back in Play

The underdeveloped lot at the corner of Cleveland Street and Park Boulevard in Oakland’s Cleveland Heights neighborhood hit the market in 2004 with permitted plans for a 25-unit building – including 24 residential units, one commercial space and a 25-car garage – to rise on the 2805 Park Boulevard... Read More »

Refined Plans for a 35-Story Oakland Tower (And More)

Refined Plans for a 35-Story Oakland Tower (And More)

As proposed and rendered along with a placeholder for the approved 24-story development to rise at 2270 Broadway, the building permits for which are in the works, the refined plans for a 35-story tower to rise on the parking lot parcel at 88 Grand Avenue, on the southern border... Read More »

Oakland A’s Secure Exclusive Right to Negotiate for Stadium Site

Oakland A’s Secure Exclusive Right to Negotiate for Stadium Site

The Port of Oakland has granted the Oakland A’s an exclusive, but non-binding, agreement to negotiate the terms of a long-term lease for the 50-acre Howard Terminal site upon which the A’s have drafted, and re-drafted, plans for a new stadium, residential and commercial development to rise. Under the... Read More »