by William Fulton on Jun 24, 2023
Development Agreements, Fees, Oakland
In a new case from Oakland, an appellate court ruled that the city can impose new fees on an old project despite signing an agreement that seemed to lock the fees in.
by Larry Sokoloff on May 9, 2023
Berkeley, Housing, Oakland, San Francisco, Vacancy Tax
Especially in the Bay Area, cities are beginning to tax vacant units and vacant land in an attempt to bring more housing onto the market.
by William Fulton on Apr 23, 2023
Antiquated Subdivisions, Oakland, Subdivision Map Act
The city claimed that because the entire 8,800-square-foot property had been conveyed as one more than 75 years ago, the original 25-foot-wide parcels from 1851 were not legal. An appellate court disagreed.
by William Fulton on Apr 3, 2023
CEQA, Oakland, Port, Stadium
Appellate court shoots down a litany of CEQA arguments, finding fault only with wind impacts. But the stadium's sponsors are still looking for more funding for infrastructure.
by William Fulton on Sep 5, 2022
Bay Conservation and Development Commission, CEQA, Oakland, Port, Stadiums
But new legal case challenges clearance from BCDC.
by Larry Sokoloff on Feb 28, 2022
Oakland, Sacramento, Stadiums
Redevelopment of Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento appears to be moving forward, but plans to redevelop the Oakland Coliseum and Oracle Arena lag behind.
by William Fulton on Aug 15, 2021
African-American, Antioch, Census, Oakland
Census data shows that Blacks are leaving the metropolitan core for the periphery -- but it's less clear whether white gentrification is the reason.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 21, 2021
Duplexes, Oakland, Sacramento, Single-Family Zoning, Zoning
CP&DR webinar highlights nuts-and-bolts of how cities will deal with eliminating single-family zoning. The panel was co-sponsored by the Terner Center and California APA.
by Josh Stephens on Jun 1, 2020
Berkeley, COVID-19, Oakland, Tactical Urbanism
Low-cost transformation of streets to public -- and restaurant -- spaces may help enliven city neighborhoods and revive their sales tax bases.
by Sarah Klearman on Apr 12, 2019
Downtown, Oakland, Specific Plans
The preliminary draft of the Downtown Oakland Specific Plan includes the creation of up to 29,000 new housing units by 2040 and at least 50,000 new jobs >>read more