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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 »

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

Seventh Extension for Oakland Tower Now on Tap

As we outlined last June: “Plans for a pair of residential towers to rise up to 275 feet in height at 325 Seventh Street, on the edge of Oakland’s Chinatown, were first approved by the city seven years ago , the ground for which has yet... Read More »

423-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Approved, but There’s a Problem

423-Foot-Tall Oakland Tower Approved, but There’s a Problem

The refined plans for Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story residential tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, have been approved by the City’s Planning Department. But there’s still a problem to solve before the development can... 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 »

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

Oakland A’s Refine Design for Proposed Waterfront Development

From the Oakland A’s President, Dave Kaval: “Back in November, we were thrilled and humbled by the initial positive response to our preliminary concepts for the ballpark design. Fans and community members alike expressed excitement about the design. Since then, we’ve continued to meet with public officials, fans, and... Read More »

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

The Oakland A’s Proposed Gondola Route and Operations

In an attempt to mitigate the transportation/access issues surrounding the Oakland A’s proposed stadium development on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square, the A’s have proposed building a gondola to the ballpark. As envisioned, the half-mile gondola would run from the Washington and 10th... 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 »

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Plans for ‘The Phoenix’ to Rise on Surplus West Oakland Site

Dubbed ‘The Phoenix’ and not to be confused with Phoenix Lofts, plans for a 316-unit development to rise up to 60 feet in height on the western edge of West Oakland, upon the former Caltrans lot now known as 801 Pine Street which was auctioned as surplus land last... Read More »

Oakland A’s Reveal BIG Plans for Waterfront Ballpark and More

Oakland A’s Reveal BIG Plans for Waterfront Ballpark and More

The Oakland A’s have just released their detailed plans for building a new 34,000-seat baseball stadium on the city’s 55-acre Howard Terminal site, adjacent to Jack London Square. As designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), an elevated park would frame the ballpark’s bowl, “coming down to meet the waterfront”... Read More »

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Proposed Oakland Tower Design Refined, Sticking Point Remains

Responding to feedback from Oakland’s Design Review Committee, the facade of Rubicon Point Partners’ proposed 37-story tower to rise up to 423 feet in height at 1750 Broadway, between 17th and 19th Streets in Uptown Oakland, has been refined by Handel Architects. Refinements include transparent railings over the building’s... Read More »