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Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 12:45 AM
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I hadn't even thought about the population increase after all these units are occupied, but yeah--it will be notable, especially because it's all coming via urban infill and densification.
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Oakland’s biggest office building is for sale

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sfchronicle.com
November 19, 2019


The Kaiser Center, where BART's administrative offices are currently housed, is seen in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. BART administrators are hoping to relocate the transit agency's longtime headquarters in the Kaiser Center to a newly constructed office building two blocks away on Webster Street.

The largest office building in Oakland is up for sale.

Spanning nearly 1 million square feet, 300 Lakeside Drive, previously known as Kaiser Center, could set a record price as the city’s biggest property sale.

Owners the Swig Co. and Rockpoint Group told The Chronicle they are marketing the “highly desirable, transit-focused urban campus” in a market with few vacancies for growing companies.

“300 Lakeside is one of a very few Bay Area locations where a large tenant can access near-term, large block creative space as well as the long term ability to grow in one of the Bay Area’s most dynamic and accessible corporate locations,” said the Swig Co.
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The tower was built in 1960 as the headquarters of Kaiser Industries, the construction and shipyard conglomerate whose health care operation was a predecessor to Kaiser Permanente.
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Swig and Rockpoint previously completed a lobby renovation to attract new tenants. They also proposed building two additional towers on the property totaling 1.3 million square feet, which a new owner could pursue.
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“Any investments to this property would have a meaningful impact on the overall Oakland market simply by its sheer market share,” said JLL’s Quinn. A major tech tenant would further transform the city’s economy, he said.

“Whatever happens, the sale will be a barometer for Oakland’s overall office market,” Quinn said.
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Old Posted Dec 1, 2019, 8:40 AM
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SF Chron article on Oakland





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A wave of migration from San Francisco, along with local business growth, has made Oakland one of the hottest local economies in the country. Additional office projects totaling more than 4 million square feet, or room for 20,000 more employees, are under construction or planned downtown, which currently has around 80,000 jobs.

More than a dozen major housing projects are also in progress. Combined with easy BART access and proximity to new restaurants and bars, downtown is seeing the biggest building boom in decades, experts say. ...

Morten Jensen, president of Oakland architecture firm JRDV, increasingly sees a “dual core” of major employment and housing centers in San Francisco and Oakland, connected by a 15-minute BART ride. ...

A draft plan calls for 61,000 new jobs and nearly 30,000 new homes downtown, up to a quarter of them affordable, by 2040. The city could implement fees and require more affordable housing to help meet those goals. Less than 7% of the 9,304 homes being built citywide are affordable, despite fees on market-rate housing passed in 2016.
also Chron, comparison of SF and Oakland piece

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Why is development suddenly booming in Oakland?

The Oakland building boom has its roots in a series of five neighborhood plans the city passed in 2014 and 2015 that are now bearing fruit. These plans — which included Lake Merritt, West Oakland and Broadway-Valdez — lured developers by relaxing zoning and eliminating parking requirements. At the same time, the price of developing in San Francisco — a combination of construction costs, land value and various impact fees and affordable housing requirements — had jumped to the point where major regional and national developers were looking for alternatives. While Oakland has a variety of impact fees that add up to about $65,000 a unit, the number in San Francisco is more than $165,000 a unit, according to Todd David, executive director of the building industry group the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. Approvals in Oakland were generally seen as faster and less contentious than in San Francisco. Moreover, lenders are finally confident that Oakland is a safe place to invest.


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Old Posted Dec 1, 2019, 10:28 PM
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That's a great article showing how far Oakland has come in a short period of time. It wasn't all that long ago banks considered Oakland an unsafe investment.

I just noticed SkyscraperPage does not have 601 City Center in its diagrams. The Chronicle article says it is 24 stories--does anyone know how many feet it is? From all appearances it is taller than 555 City Center, which is 279 ft. tall.
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Old Posted Dec 2, 2019, 7:39 AM
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I think 601 City Center is 368 feet. There's also a 400 and 375 footer topped off. The Oakland diagrams are very out of date.
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Oakland's Brooklyn Basin megaproject finally starts to take shape
By Lauren Hepler – Contributor
5 hours ago

There’s a transition underway at Brooklyn Basin, from a mega-construction site to a place where people might actually want to live.

Day to day, that means the 65 acres of waterfront Oakland land that have for the past several years been dominated by cranes, wood building frames and dust are now giving way to amenities like a soon-to-open grocery store and a free shuttle to bring new tenants downtown . . . .

The first wave of infrastructure and 241 luxury apartments that Signature began leasing over the summer at its Orion building are two key milestones in the development’s evolution . . . . Signature and its development partners plan to open the new Township Commons waterfront park in January, followed soon after by a new Rocky’s Market grocery store and a canoe and kayak shop at the revamped 9th Avenue Terminal Building . . . .

Work is also underway on Parcel C, a 241-unit market-rate apartment building with 3,500 square feet of retail space that Zarsion America is developing. In September, Anton Development Co. purchased Parcel D, which is entitled for 232 housing units . . . .

The first of MidPen’s affordable developments is expected to begin leasing next year in a Bay Area housing market where demand is “just overwhelming,” Franklin said. It’s not unusual for new MidPen’s new affordable housing developments to draw a 20-to-1 ratio of applications to available housing units, he said, and the goal at Brooklyn Basin is for high-design affordable units to blend in with the rest of the neighborhood . . . .








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Kaiser project cancelled

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Kaiser Permanente has canceled its $900 million headquarters project in Oakland, ...

The health care giant scrapped plans to build a 1.6 million-square-foot office tower that would have been Oakland’s biggest commercial project.

“Delays and increasing costs related to this project caused us to reexamine the feasibility and focus on renovating our current buildings,” Kaiser Permanente said, adding that the decision was not related to the coronavirus epidemic.

The move is a sign that the Bay Area’s booming office market may be weakening as companies look to cut costs. Construction prices have soared amid a shortage of workers and tariffs on some building materials, making large developments like Kaiser’s project harder to finance and complete. Housing projects around the Bay Area have also been stalled by rising costs.

Kaiser, Oakland’s largest private employer, would have consolidated 7,200 employees from seven East Bay offices into a new 29-story tower at 2100 Telegraph Ave. Real estate experts said the move would free up substantial office space for smaller tenants to occupy, leading to a boost in city employment.

Kaiser’s project was expected to generate an estimated $23 million in one-time taxes and fees and another $15 million in annual taxes.

Another major Oakland office tenant, BART, confirmed Tuesday that its headquarters move to 2150 Webster St. is moving forward.
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This is a little bit older, but still a nice article about new Oakland towers complete with video:

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/11...w-atlas-tower/
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Ah, and according to oaklandnet.com, the Atlas at 1314 Franklin is the new tallest at 419 feet, 4 inches. I think the old Ordway building is 404.

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/gr.../oak063235.pdf
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Thank you for the update!
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Somebody Update the Oakland Diagram Page, Please!

I suspect it's been stated already, but we need our skyscraperpage.com tech wizzes to update the Oakland diagram page. Let's get some respect for Oaktown!
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Old Posted May 1, 2020, 3:51 PM
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Old Posted May 12, 2020, 11:14 PM
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Nice updates, gillynove.

So...how does one upload pictures on here?
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Nice updates, gillynove.

So...how does one upload pictures on here?
The easiest way is to do this:

1 - Make an imgur.com account (for free)
2 - Drag & drop images into imgur
3 - When in imgur gallery, click on image and then click on BBCode to copy the link to the image
4 - Paste the [img]https://[/img] code here
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So...how does one upload pictures on here?
if you have a flickr account, then, once you select the photo from your photostream that you want to upload, click the share icon, which is an arrow in the lower-right corner, and copy and paste the BBCode highlighted in light blue in this image:

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Hey thanks people!

I'll give it a try...
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Old Posted May 13, 2020, 4:42 AM
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I have no idea why pics don't work for me.

When I click the image button, it asks me for the image URL, which I paste in exactly, and it does nothing...

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New apartment on Telegraph next to UC Berkeley

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West Oakland BART

BART approves West Oakland TOD



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The BART Board of Directors at its meeting today approved a transit-oriented development project at the West Oakland Station that includes 762 housing units of which more than 30% have been designated as affordable. The approval by the BART Board comes after the City of Oakland approved the specific plan and environmental impact report for the project.

In addition to badly needed affordable housing, the Mandela Station Transit Oriented Development will include more than 50,000 square feet of neighborhood-serving retail and 300,000 square feet of office space. The plan also features a host of access improvements such as wider sidewalks and more crosswalks.

... The plan will be a net gain for BART ridership as 1,237 new daily trips are expected to be generated by the development.
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