HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForum
     

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations


Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #241  
Old Posted Nov 16, 2019, 12:45 AM
craigs craigs is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 159
I hadn't even thought about the population increase after all these units are occupied, but yeah--it will be notable, especially because it's all coming via urban infill and densification.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #242  
Old Posted Nov 20, 2019, 9:46 PM
craigs craigs is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 159
Oakland’s biggest office building is for sale

Roland Li
sfchronicle.com
November 19, 2019


The Kaiser Center, where BART's administrative offices are currently housed, is seen in Oakland, Calif. on Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. BART administrators are hoping to relocate the transit agency's longtime headquarters in the Kaiser Center to a newly constructed office building two blocks away on Webster Street.

The largest office building in Oakland is up for sale.

Spanning nearly 1 million square feet, 300 Lakeside Drive, previously known as Kaiser Center, could set a record price as the city’s biggest property sale.

Owners the Swig Co. and Rockpoint Group told The Chronicle they are marketing the “highly desirable, transit-focused urban campus” in a market with few vacancies for growing companies.

“300 Lakeside is one of a very few Bay Area locations where a large tenant can access near-term, large block creative space as well as the long term ability to grow in one of the Bay Area’s most dynamic and accessible corporate locations,” said the Swig Co.
....
The tower was built in 1960 as the headquarters of Kaiser Industries, the construction and shipyard conglomerate whose health care operation was a predecessor to Kaiser Permanente.
....
Swig and Rockpoint previously completed a lobby renovation to attract new tenants. They also proposed building two additional towers on the property totaling 1.3 million square feet, which a new owner could pursue.
....
“Any investments to this property would have a meaningful impact on the overall Oakland market simply by its sheer market share,” said JLL’s Quinn. A major tech tenant would further transform the city’s economy, he said.

“Whatever happens, the sale will be a barometer for Oakland’s overall office market,” Quinn said.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #243  
Old Posted Dec 1, 2019, 8:40 AM
timbad timbad is offline
heavy user of walkability
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mission Bay, San Francisco
Posts: 2,441
SF Chron article on Oakland





Quote:
A wave of migration from San Francisco, along with local business growth, has made Oakland one of the hottest local economies in the country. Additional office projects totaling more than 4 million square feet, or room for 20,000 more employees, are under construction or planned downtown, which currently has around 80,000 jobs.

More than a dozen major housing projects are also in progress. Combined with easy BART access and proximity to new restaurants and bars, downtown is seeing the biggest building boom in decades, experts say. ...

Morten Jensen, president of Oakland architecture firm JRDV, increasingly sees a “dual core” of major employment and housing centers in San Francisco and Oakland, connected by a 15-minute BART ride. ...

A draft plan calls for 61,000 new jobs and nearly 30,000 new homes downtown, up to a quarter of them affordable, by 2040. The city could implement fees and require more affordable housing to help meet those goals. Less than 7% of the 9,304 homes being built citywide are affordable, despite fees on market-rate housing passed in 2016.
also Chron, comparison of SF and Oakland piece

Quote:
Why is development suddenly booming in Oakland?

The Oakland building boom has its roots in a series of five neighborhood plans the city passed in 2014 and 2015 that are now bearing fruit. These plans — which included Lake Merritt, West Oakland and Broadway-Valdez — lured developers by relaxing zoning and eliminating parking requirements. At the same time, the price of developing in San Francisco — a combination of construction costs, land value and various impact fees and affordable housing requirements — had jumped to the point where major regional and national developers were looking for alternatives. While Oakland has a variety of impact fees that add up to about $65,000 a unit, the number in San Francisco is more than $165,000 a unit, according to Todd David, executive director of the building industry group the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition. Approvals in Oakland were generally seen as faster and less contentious than in San Francisco. Moreover, lenders are finally confident that Oakland is a safe place to invest.


Reply With Quote
     
     
  #244  
Old Posted Dec 1, 2019, 10:28 PM
craigs craigs is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 159
That's a great article showing how far Oakland has come in a short period of time. It wasn't all that long ago banks considered Oakland an unsafe investment.

I just noticed SkyscraperPage does not have 601 City Center in its diagrams. The Chronicle article says it is 24 stories--does anyone know how many feet it is? From all appearances it is taller than 555 City Center, which is 279 ft. tall.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #245  
Old Posted Dec 2, 2019, 7:39 AM
tall/awkward tall/awkward is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 108
I think 601 City Center is 368 feet. There's also a 400 and 375 footer topped off. The Oakland diagrams are very out of date.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #246  
Old Posted Dec 3, 2019, 6:11 PM
Pedestrian's Avatar
Pedestrian Pedestrian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 11,228
Quote:
Oakland's Brooklyn Basin megaproject finally starts to take shape
By Lauren Hepler – Contributor
5 hours ago

There’s a transition underway at Brooklyn Basin, from a mega-construction site to a place where people might actually want to live.

Day to day, that means the 65 acres of waterfront Oakland land that have for the past several years been dominated by cranes, wood building frames and dust are now giving way to amenities like a soon-to-open grocery store and a free shuttle to bring new tenants downtown . . . .

The first wave of infrastructure and 241 luxury apartments that Signature began leasing over the summer at its Orion building are two key milestones in the development’s evolution . . . . Signature and its development partners plan to open the new Township Commons waterfront park in January, followed soon after by a new Rocky’s Market grocery store and a canoe and kayak shop at the revamped 9th Avenue Terminal Building . . . .

Work is also underway on Parcel C, a 241-unit market-rate apartment building with 3,500 square feet of retail space that Zarsion America is developing. In September, Anton Development Co. purchased Parcel D, which is entitled for 232 housing units . . . .

The first of MidPen’s affordable developments is expected to begin leasing next year in a Bay Area housing market where demand is “just overwhelming,” Franklin said. It’s not unusual for new MidPen’s new affordable housing developments to draw a 20-to-1 ratio of applications to available housing units, he said, and the goal at Brooklyn Basin is for high-design affordable units to blend in with the rest of the neighborhood . . . .








https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfranc...3D#g/457843/21
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #247  
Old Posted Dec 3, 2019, 6:17 PM
Pedestrian's Avatar
Pedestrian Pedestrian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 11,228
Reply With Quote
     
     
End
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Global Projects & Construction > City Compilations
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 8:39 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.