HAYWARD approves ‘Sohay’ large market-rate development with just 48 affordable housing units

A 25-acre, 472-unit housing transit-oriented development in South Hayward was approved by the Hayward City Council Tuesday night. But despite evidence the city is in the grips of an affordable housing crisis, the project includes just 48 units of affordable housing--20 set aside for low-income rentals and 28 units for sale to buyers with moderate … Continue reading HAYWARD approves ‘Sohay’ large market-rate development with just 48 affordable housing units

EBC AGENDA | DEC 8-14 | OAKLAND strike continues; 200-unit senior market-rate housing in HAYWARD; multiculturalism in SAN LEANDRO

THE WEEK OF DECEMBER 8-14--OAKLAND-- [MEETINGS CANCELLED DUE TO STRIKE] City Council committee meetings, Tuesday, Dec. 12, start at 9 a.m.➤Finance & Management Committee, 9 a.m. [ENTIRE AGENDA HERE]--PUBLIC SAFETY OT IN THE RED-- Oakland's overtime budget for police and fire is projected to be in the red by more than $38 million, according to a staff … Continue reading EBC AGENDA | DEC 8-14 | OAKLAND strike continues; 200-unit senior market-rate housing in HAYWARD; multiculturalism in SAN LEANDRO

Hayward City Council approves massive market rate-only downtown housing project

HAYWARD CITY COUNCILLincoln Landing, a 476-unit market-rate housing development with 80,500 square feet of retail space was unanimously approved Tuesday night by the Hayward City Council.The 11-acre project replaces the long-vacant Mervyn’s building on Foothill Boulevard includes the demolition of the office space, but retains the existing 579-stall parking structure. It also includes up to … Continue reading Hayward City Council approves massive market rate-only downtown housing project

Schaaf highlights crime reduction, fixing housing crunch in first state of the city

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivers her first state of the city Wednesday night at the City Council chambers.OAKLAND | STATE OF THE CITY | Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf entered the City Council chambers for her first State of the City address Wednesday evening with a drum line beat blaring behind. The first-term mayor’s flair for … Continue reading Schaaf highlights crime reduction, fixing housing crunch in first state of the city

Oakland committee moves Lake Merritt luxury tower deal for council approval

Oakland Councilmember Abel Guillen's planto conduct a new appraisal of the parcel was rebuffed by the committee.OAKLAND CITY COUNCIL | The proposed sale of the vacant Lake Merritt property, known as the 12th Street remainder parcel, has frustrated neighbors and stoked fears that the 24-story luxury apartment tower will hasten gentrification. In addition, the $5.1 million … Continue reading Oakland committee moves Lake Merritt luxury tower deal for council approval