Oakland’s Design Review Committee is scheduled to review plans for Howard Terminal tomorrow, the proposed $12 billion waterfront ballpark district for the Oakland A’s. The meeting will be held in the shadow of great uncertainty as the baseball team remains silent on if it is still committed to the project. Delays and the risk that the baseball stadium would not be ready in time have led the team to tease a move to Las Vegas.
New development permits have been filed for a five-story residential project at 578 7th Street in the southwest corner of Downtown Oakland. Construction would rise between Clay and Jefferson Street, adding dozens of new market-rate and affordable apartments to the Oakland housing market. Riaz Capital is responsible for the application.
New development permits have been filed for residential expansion at 1440 23rd Street in Fruitvale, Oakland. The project would increase the dwelling unit capacity of the 5,000 square foot property from two to nine units. REO Homes is responsible for the application, with founder Neill Sullivan operating through Motor City OZ Holdings LLC.
Permits have been filed seeking the review of a residential project at 436 Oakland Avenue in Oakland Avenue-Harrison Street, Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of a new four-story residential building on a vacant lot. Energami Holdings LLC is the property owner. Stanley Saitowitz Natomas Architects Inc is responsible for the design concepts and construction.
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.