Friday, November 20, 2009

Oak Knoll to be Cleaned Up, Finally

By Robert Gammon
Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 12:11 PM

The former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in the Oakland hills, which has been strewn with overgrown weeds and hollowed-out buildings for more than a year, is finally going to get cleaned up. According to the Chron and the Trib, Lehman Brothers, the bankrupt co-owner of the property with developer SunCal, has agreed to pay $3.7 million to clean-up the property.

Oakland City Attorney John Russo hammered out the agreement, with an assist from local neighborhood groups. The clean-up will include demolishing about 90-plus buildings on site, removal of toxic asbestos, and vegetation management.

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