A new report has named Oakland and the East Bay to a list of metro areas attracting outsized amounts of capital across the U.S.
“…Oakland itself has almost 7,000 housing units opening this year, with thousands more in the pipeline, and the city has attracted the full attention of big-name tenants like Kaiser Permanente and Square. Kaiser announced plans earlier this year to build a $900M headquarters in Uptown, while digital payments company Square leased all 356K SF of Uptown Station down the road.”...More
“A lot of our problems are self-inflicted. If the cities were serious about producing housing, they can have as-of right development for certain types of projects, they could zone areas close to transit for form-based approval,” Kennedy said.
“A large part of the problem is the failure of city governments to build more housing. We’re seeing a new kind of homeless individual, which is someone who used to be housed but is pushed off the housing ladder by the housing shortage caused by our economic boom.”...More
“…A flood of recent research has shown that parking requirements poison our cities, increasing traffic congestion, polluting the air, encouraging sprawl, raising housing costs, degrading urban design, preventing walkability, damaging the economy, and penalizing everyone who cannot afford a car.”...More
SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — The housing crisis has crept its way into every corner of life in California.
You see it on the street if you walk to work in the San Francisco or if you’re slogging through a super-commute to the South Bay. It’s personal–what could be more personal than your home? Or lack thereof?...More
…“The country as a whole would be better off if more Americans had more housing options close to their jobs”...More
In cities across the U.S., multifamily developers are finding that building less is doing more....More
San Francisco, California, has been the birthplace of many inventions, dating all the way back to the 1800s. Today the city continues to build its reputation for business, making it not only a hub for innovation and collaboration but also home to some of the country’s most talented leaders....More
From ancient Rome to modern Atlanta, the shape of cities has been defined by the technologies that allow commuters to get to work in about 30 minutes....More
“Last week the Oakland Planning Commission approved a mammoth mixed-use housing development near West Oakland BART, which will create more that 1,000 new apartments next to one of the Bay Area’s busiest transit hubs.”...More