Oakland: 1700 Webster & 500 Kirkham - Major Developments Planned for Oakland

Rendering: Perkins+Will via SF Business Times
Here's some updates on new developments that were covered on other sites:

1700 Franklin (pictured above)
This is a 206 unit building that is planned for the corner of 17th and Webster in Downtown Oakland. The project still needs approvals from the city. Designed by Perkins+Will, the tower would rise 24 stories tall. Renderings show a glassy tower on top of a masked parking podium.
Check out this article on the SF Business Times website for more information.
(Source: SF Business Times via peanut gallery of skyscraperpage.com)

500 Kirkham
This is a huge development that would include over 500 housing units just a block east of the West Oakland BART station. Though still in the early planning stages, a current rendering shows a 17-story tower that sits on a 5 story podium. Ground could be broken by 2016 if everything goes smoothly.
For more info on this project, check out this SF Business Times article.
(Source: SF Business Times via peanut gallery of skyscraperpage.com)

Rendering: Jong & Jong Architects via SF Business Times
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