Several public transit agencies in the Bay Area have announced promotions for September, offering reduced or free fares. The adjusted prices are being provided by BART, Caltrain, AC Transit, VTA, and County Connection. Discounts vary from 50% reductions to free fares to promote the systems, thank existing commuters, and court new riders into the wonderful world of buses and trains.
Permits have been filed seeking the approval of a residential project at 316 12th Street in downtown Oakland. The project proposal includes the redevelopment of a residential building with three additional levels above a double-story building. oWow Development is responsible for the design concepts and construction.
Development permits have been approved for MacArthur Studio, a 193-unit senior living building at 4311 MacArthur Boulevard in Laurel, Oakland. The project will merge three lots, with all units to be priced as affordable. AMG & Associates is responsible for the development.
Pre-application documents for a several-times proposed Museum of Jazz and Art have been accepted for review by the Oakland Planning Commission. The museum hopes to build on city-owned land at 1310 Oak Street, across from Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. David Allen, the founder, CEO, and Board Chairman of the Museum of Jazz and Art and lead at Allen Architectural Engineer, is responsible for the crystalline design.
New building permits have been filed for a single-unit house at 6381 Girvin Drive in Piedmont Pine, an affluent residential neighborhood in the Oakland Hills north of the Reinhardt Redwood Regional Park. John Newton is responsible for the design and architecture.