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^^the peralta site is definitely the best site for the a's outside the diridon station plan in sj. the a's knew they would face neighborhood opposition, and that's why the timeline is stretched out. they now have an opportunity, and obligation even, to partner with the neighborhood to successfully create the desired ballpark village without gentrifying to the point all those neighbors get pushed out. if they use the at&t model across the bay, they're going to fail miserably on that goal. hopefully they'll stay true to oakland and choose what's good for the city and good for baseball over maximizing profits.
 

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460ft Tower @ 1261 Harrison Street

460ft Tower @ 1261 Harrison Street

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped.

Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for which was filed with the city today.

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http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2017/10/seemingly-split-460-foot-tall-oakland-tower-proposed.html



 

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460ft Tower @ 1261 Harrison Street

The preliminary plans for a 374-foot-tall tower to rise at 1261 Harrison Street, at the corner of 13th in Downtown Oakland, have been scrapped.

Instead, Pinnacle Red Group is now pushing forward with plans for a seemingly split 460-foot-tall tower to rise on the site, the formal application for which was filed with the city today.

FULL STORY
http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2017/10/seemingly-split-460-foot-tall-oakland-tower-proposed.html

Great looking tower!

Here's an article in today's S.J. Mercury News on this same project that goes into more detail along with a slideshow with more views of this proposed skyscraper.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/27/downtown-oakland-tower-would-be-east-bays-tallest-building/

Hengshan, the parent company of Pinnacle, is also a realty developer and will bankroll the project.

“This project is going to be built,” Turner said. “Hengshan is going to provide the financing.”
Given that this project is being bankrolled by a Chinese company, it probably will be built.
 

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God, I really hope that tower is built! I really wish Oakland wasn't so conservative with the designs they approve. Two of the other more unique tower proposals have already been redesigned into typical, albeit attractive, glass boxes. Hope that won't be done here too.
 

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http://www.socketsite.com/archives/2017/04/proposed-400-foot-tall-downtown-oakland-tower-closer-to-reality.html

The refined plans for a 40-story downtown Oakland tower to rise up to 400 feet in height upon the western quarter of the Downtown Oakland block bounded by Franklin, Webster, 13th and 14th Streets, a block which is currently covered by the 520-space Downtown Merchants parking garage, could be approved by the cityÂ’s Planning Commission on Wednesday, along with a seven-story base building across the rest of the site.
According to the Mercury News, the Merchants Parking Garage in downtown Oakland is in the process of being demolished to make way for this 40-story residential tower.

http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/11/17/downtown-oakland-garage-makes-way-for-citys-largest-residential-tower/

The building, which joins other residential projects planned for Oakland, comes as the city embarks on Mayor Libby SchaafÂ’s plan to build 17,000 new housing units and preserve another 17,000 units for low-income renters over the next eight years. The tower, which could potentially house as many as 1,000 new residents, will help enliven an area that is largely desolate at night.
Also, this project already has the financing in place according to this Bisnow article.

https://www.bisnow.com/san-francisco/news/multifamily/oakland-may-soon-get-its-tallest-residential-tower-73610

The developer previously raised more than $1 Billion to help fund this project.
Also, the project had a groundbreaking ceremony last week.

https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2017/11/15/oakland-housing-carmel-partners-franklin-tower.html

Developer Carmel Partners will break ground Thursday on a 634-unit tower, the largest single residential building in Oakland.
 

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If all these highrise projects come to fruition Oakland's skyline will be more like one large cluster instead of two; here's to hoping! Does anyone have any information on lots where the high limit might be able to be negotiated upwards, though? Oakland already has a very noticeable plateau height-wise and it'll only get more obvious with these new towers.
 

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Yeah -- where is the crane!? :)

While I wish it was the tower, I don't think the tower has broken ground. The tower will be constructed on Parcel B which does not abut 40th Street. Also, the tower was only approved by the City Council in March and is likely still working its way through final design and the building permit process.
Yeah ... that makes way more sense. Every time I drive by I ask myself: "hey, where's the crane???"
 
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