Is investment poised to pour into Oakland? Lake Merritt tower controversy may provide a clue

Already, development interest in Oakland is starting to reach a frenzy, though there is still relatively little construction going on. A public site in the Uptown neighborhood garnered interest from eight housing developers. Real estate investors have also started to eye West Oakland, as the Business Times detailed in a cover story last month. “Oakland is going to fire up like you can’t imagine over next 12-to-18 months,” said Chris Foley, partner at the San Francisco-based condo sales and marketing group Polaris Pacific.

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New Beer Garden & Community Hub Set For MacArthur BART Stop Development

Farm League is opening a restaurant called Arthur Mac’s Tap & Snack that will be located within a larger complex near Oakland’s MacArthur BART station. The project, a collaboration between Farm League and Ben Frombgen of San Francisco’s Bcooperative, will consist of a small indoor section with a larger outdoor beer garden and will serve “approachable food and beverage in a fun and relaxed setting.”

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Why these San Francisco companies are moving to Oakland

Three San Francisco companies moved to Oakland in the first quarter of 2015, contributing to a 20 percent jump in lease activity in the downtown, Uptown and Lake Merritt neighborhoods. New office and retail leases, expansions and completed company relocations rose to more than 120,000 square feet in the three neighborhoods, up from 100,000 square […]

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