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Old 05-21-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Old 05-21-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Oakland I love ya to death but dammit sometimes u just irk the hell outta me.

In Oakland: An Entire Parklet Goes Missing: SFist
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Old 05-21-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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Good.

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Old 05-23-2011, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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I think the challenge with Oakland's big scale retail is where to put it. The Sears location used to be Emporium Capwells, and I. Magnin right across the street. Those areas are now very close to a lot of social service organizations, and the reality is I wonder how keen retail would be to come to an area where shrinkage would likely be higher than in other areas? And I wonder if the 4th Street/Bay Street/Broadway Plaza crowd would come to DTO and shop next door to the wig shop?

Jack London, while more difficult to get to via BART or bus, might be better for that very reason--you go to JLS for a specific reason, not like being in downtown just because you left the marijuana dispensary on Broadway (not knocking them per se). Most people who shop at places like Bay Street or Broadway Plaza are driving anyway.

I was just at Bay Street on Friday, and would actually appreciate a mix of Bay Street and Rockridge in JLS or somewhere along the 580 side of Oakland.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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This is really cool: El TacoBike. Coming soon to an area near you...

The First Pedal Powered Food Cart Hits the Streets
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Old 05-24-2011, 12:29 AM
 
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I think the challenge with Oakland's big scale retail is where to put it. The Sears location used to be Emporium Capwells, and I. Magnin right across the street. Those areas are now very close to a lot of social service organizations, and the reality is I wonder how keen retail would be to come to an area where shrinkage would likely be higher than in other areas? And I wonder if the 4th Street/Bay Street/Broadway Plaza crowd would come to DTO and shop next door to the wig shop?

Jack London, while more difficult to get to via BART or bus, might be better for that very reason--you go to JLS for a specific reason, not like being in downtown just because you left the marijuana dispensary on Broadway (not knocking them per se). Most people who shop at places like Bay Street or Broadway Plaza are driving anyway.

I was just at Bay Street on Friday, and would actually appreciate a mix of Bay Street and Rockridge in JLS or somewhere along the 580 side of Oakland.
bay street is a private development.
i remember reading somewhere that development of JLS is hindered in that it is actually owned by the port of oakland
i looked this up after reading your post:

"The Charter of the City of Oakland vests the Board of Port Commissioners with exclusive control and management of the Port Department. The Board consist of seven members nominated by the Mayor and appointed by the City Council for four year terms. Members must live in Oakland during their term and at least 30 days prior to their appointment. Members of the Board serve without salary or compensation."

this board then appoints the executive director.


a lot of politics involved here which can get in the way of what a developer wants -return on investment.
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Old 05-24-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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It's not really a business development or a project, but I recently went to the Rockridge Super CVS and apparently they're going to keep it open until next January, they were planning on closing it in April but I guess delayed it. Good news if you want a convenient place to go for a variety of stuff.
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Old 05-24-2011, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Very good.

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Ground has been broken on a redevelopment project around Oakland's MacArthur Bay Area Rapid Transit station that will eventually include more than 42,000 square feet of commercial and retail space and 624 housing units.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2011/05/24/state/n061859D44.DTL (broken link)


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Old 05-24-2011, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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It's not really a business development or a project, but I recently went to the Rockridge Super CVS and apparently they're going to keep it open until next January, they were planning on closing it in April but I guess delayed it. Good news if you want a convenient place to go for a variety of stuff.
But sadly, after they removed 90% of the extra stuff. It just looks like a graveyard now.
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Old 05-26-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA/São Paulo, Brazil
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Here's a model of Kaiser's current expansion(valued at around $1 Billion)

http://extras.mnginteractive.com/liv...ermod_big1.jpg
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