Tags: East Bay

California gives BART control over development at its stations

California gives BART control over development at its stations

BART can draft plans to fill empty station parking lots with dense housing and shops, under a state law that Gov. Jerry Brown signed late Sunday. The bill empowers the transit agency to zone its properties — an estimated 250 acres of blank asphalt — and limits cities’ ability to delay or obstruct development. “We… READ MORE

When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?

When will this huge West Oakland BART project leave the station?

Now entering four years of discussion, West Oakland BART developers say they’ll show progress soon on the $565 million project. New projects on BART property don’t happen overnight. It took 20 years to break ground at the Walnut Creek Transit Village, while Bridge Housing’s 200-unit project at the San Leandro station started construction after a… READ MORE

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

Facebook explores $2.4 billion commuter railway and roads to link its Fremont and Menlo Park campuses

The social media giant, along with infrastructure developer Plenary Group and SamTrans, are trying to pin down how, exactly, to fund the massive Dumbarton corridor revamp that would bring necessary traffic relief to the region. Facebook is exploring what it would take to finally build a commuter rail across Dumbarton corridor — a move that would… READ MORE

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Will Warriors be allowed to bring the noise (and light) to Chase Center?

Golden State Warriors fans bring the noise to every game at “Roaracle Arena,” but the franchise is trying to prove that it’s not tone deaf to potential sound problems or blind to lighting concerns around its new San Francisco home. GSW Arena LLC, the Warrior’s affiliate that owns and will operate the area-office-retail development in… READ MORE

BART rejects Livermore expansion; mayor vows rail connection

BART rejects Livermore expansion; mayor vows rail connection

There will be no BART station for Livermore residents who have been pining for the long-promised extension. Instead, BART’s board of directors Thursday evening voted to do nothing in a controversial decision pitting the system’s existing needs against the wishes of residents who have been paying into the district for over 40 years. Ultimately, the… READ MORE

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Exclusive: Why developer Mark Hall is ready to score Coliseum project — with or without the A’s

Mark Hall has an idea for redeveloping the site of the Oakland Coliseum. But, perhaps most importantly, he also has a track record. Hall, the president and CEO of Hall Equities Group of Walnut Creek, has outlined a plan to pay $85 million for 44 acres, including Oracle Arena, of the Coliseum complex and turn… READ MORE

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Santa Clara County and East Bay commercial real estate markets are looking strong, according to several Colliers International brokers. The Santa Clara County “office market was actually stronger than we anticipated” during 2017, David Schmidt, an executive vice president in the Colliers San Jose office, said Tuesday in a presentation at the Trends 2018 conference,… READ MORE

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Silicon Valley, East Bay commercial markets look strong: Colliers report

Santa Clara County and East Bay commercial real estate markets are looking strong, according to several Colliers International brokers. The Santa Clara County “office market was actually stronger than we anticipated” during 2017, David Schmidt, an executive vice president in the Colliers San Jose office, said Tuesday in a presentation at the Trends 2018 conference,… READ MORE

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

Law will force 97.6 percent of California cities to build more

“It’s clear we need to change.” In 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 35, a new law that demands California cities build more housing or risk temporarily losing control of some of their permitting and entitlements processes. Few metros meet the state’s regular Regional Housing Needs Assessments—hence the need for a law to motivate more building—but… READ MORE

Alameda County Planning To Sell Its Stake In Oakland Coliseum To Oakland

Alameda County Planning To Sell Its Stake In Oakland Coliseum To Oakland

Alameda County wants out of its share of the Oakland Coliseum. With three sports teams potentially leaving the site in the next few years, Oakland and the county are in talks for the city to buy out the county’s stake, the San Francisco Business Times reports. Full control of the site would make it easier… READ MORE