Brandie Albright 
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Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

Victoria: the Planning Commission recently shared that they have approved over 15,000 residential units and yet less then 5% have actually come online.

In fact there are two projects approved and spec'd that are across the street from this project that are just that - approved, unbuilt, and now back up for sale builds.

Heck, THIS PROJECT has been approved since 2008 and McGrath has said numerous times he could've built the originally built project countless times in the years since it's been approved - he just didn't.

Pointing to the amount of time it takes a project to get approved as a means to demonstrate how woefully behind in building we are is shortsighted and wrongheaded.

Posted by Brandie Albright on 03/06/2017 at 5:38 PM

Re: “Town Business: Developer Wants to Stick MacArthur BART Tower's Affordable Units Entirely in Bottom Quarter of Building

Victoria,

By the Planning Commissions' own acknowledgement they have approved over 15,000 units and less than 5% of those approved projects have come online.

Saying that the number of units being built has a direct correlation to the number/time it takes them to get approved is incorrect.

Posted by Brandie Albright on 03/06/2017 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Oakland Planning Commission Approves 'Mammoth' Tower Next to MacArthur BART

Don, I can tell you with some degree of certainty having been involved in the negotiations- those two things will not be a part of this project

Posted by Brandie Albright on 02/03/2017 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Oakland Planning Commission Approves 'Mammoth' Tower Next to MacArthur BART

Thanks Don, and the community benefits are tricky in this - what the developer COMMITTED to is around $300k - some of which has already been performed (street lights and an already determined $25k to Mosswood Park) What staff and Councilman Kalb SUGGESTED are $1.1 million. Unfortunately, the Commission moved this forward without adding the condition that the developers actually DO the things prescribed by Council and by Staff - which is a serious problem and leaves the developer able to not do them now.

Posted by Brandie Albright on 02/02/2017 at 9:11 PM

Re: “Top Ten Bike Projects Coming to Oakland

What about redevelopment of the Western portion of W MacArthur - from Telegraph to Market Street? It goes from bike friendly on the Telegraph side to pray you don't get hit once you pass MLK

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Posted by Brandie Albright on 03/26/2015 at 12:32 AM

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