When cities like Oakland prohibit new apartments and condos in wealthy neighborhoods, low-income areas pay the price.
Terrence McGrath, developer of the first high-rise in Oakland’s Temescal district, gravitates toward difficult projects.
You might be surprised about which homes in the East Bay are actually the greenest.
A 589-unit housing project featuring a 14-story tower is proposed for the old Encinal Terminals on the estuary. It would be the tallest building on the Island.
Oakland is now the Easy Bay’s undisputed leader in new housing development, while Berkeley is going backward.
Unlike tenants’ groups in other cities, the main renters’ organization in Alameda is calling not only for affordable housing, but market-rate units as well.
In Berkeley, council candidates Ben Gould and Kate Harrison spar over whether the city needs more housing or has already built too much.
Alameda’s refusal to settle lawsuits with a housing developer could cost the city nearly $30 million.
Although voters rejected tenants’ request for a moratorium on evictions, tenants hope the new Alameda council will be more sympathetic to their cause.
Oakland recently devised an innovative way to fund $200 million in public infrastructure for a new Raiders’ stadium. The city needs to be at least that creative for artists and musicians.