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Oakland Developer Inks $140M Lease
New project signs Alameda County Social Services Agency
In one of Oakland’s largest-ever real estate deals, the Alameda County General Services Agency has signed a 30-year lease for 101,000 square feet at a pending downtown development. Read more.
Officials Break Ground On Berkley Square
The $70 million project will bring a mix of commercial and retail development to 1.5 acres on San Pablo Avenue between 21st Street and Thomas L. Berkley Way, formerly 20th Street. Read more.
An Institution Turned to Rubble
The Oakland Post Newspaper Building, located on Thomas L. Berkley Way in downtown Oakland, is being torn down and turned into rubble. The landmark is being razed to make way for a new $70 million development by developer, Alan Dones of Strategic Urban Development Alliance. Read more.
Hotel Won’t Get Royal Treatment
The debate over whether the venerable old Hotel Royal on San Pablo Avenue should be saved is moot. The wrecking ball does not care one way or the other, so the building is coming down. Read more.
Thomas L. Berkley Square Approved
he Thomas L. Berkley Square development team was elated after receiving an historic unanimous vote for Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson’s motion to approve a $70 million dollar mixed commercial-retail-housing development planned at the junction of San Pablo Avenue, Thomas L. Berkley Way (20th St.), and Martin Luther King, Jr. Way. Read more.