Oakland Headlines: Lake Merritt Tower is Back, 1911 Telegraph Proposal Selected & Downsized 500 Kirkham

1911 Telegraph. Rendering: SUDA/OliverMcMillan
Check out these recent articles about developments in Oakland from some of the major news publications in the Bay Area:

1911 Telegraph: Though almost all of the city owned parcel in uptown have been redeveloped, one of the most visible parcels at the corner of Telegraph and 19th has remained vacant. After requesting proposals from developers last year, the city chose the joint proposal of SUDA/OliverMcMillen earlier this month. The proposal would include a 168 key hotel, 330 residential units and 56,450 square feet of retail space. Read more at Bisnow.com and check out the project's website here.

Lake Merritt Tower. Rendering: Urban Core/EBALDC via SF Business Times
Lake Merritt Tower: You may recall the drama that surrounded the approval of a tower near Lake Merritt. Because the city had failed to offer this surplus parcel to non-profits as required by state law, the proposal for the entirely market rate tower had to be canceled. Now, the tower is back in play  with a new design that includes affordable housing (in addition to the market rate units). Read more at the SF Business Times.

500 Kirkham. Rendering: West Oakland Development Group via SF Business Times
500 Kirkham: The proposal to develop a huge parking lot near West Oakland BART is moving forward but has, apparently, been downsized. Previously, the project was going to rise up to 15 stories tall but now it looks like it will only be 8 stories. Read more at the SF Business Times (Subscription required). 
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