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Planning & Development

The BioMed Realty “Emeryville Center of Innovation” project received approval from the City to expand its flagship Emeryville Center of Innovation campus. Plans for the 12-acre campus include 910,000 square feet of new Class A...

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The first Planning Commission meeting of 2021 had an understandably slim agenda, as much business had been wrapped up before the holiday break. The meeting began with the unexpected resignation of Commissioner Miguel Guerrero who...

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With the ongoing parking meter installation in the North Hollis and Triangle neighborhoods, the City of Emeryville will soon be launching a paid parking program pilot approved by City Council last year. Encompassing 450 spaces...

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Canada-based Oxford Properties Group announced that they have acquired the Public Market Emeryville from current owners City Center Realty Partners (CCRP) and Angelo Gordon in a press release today. The price of the sale was...

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Plans for the adaptive reuse of the former Sherwin-Williams plant warehouse in Emeryville were unanimously approved by the Planning Commission at the December 10th meeting. The historic Sherwin warehouse along Horton was the only building...

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The long-awaited South Bayfront Pedestrian/Bicycle bridge AKA “The Bay Street Bridge” took a big step toward completion this weekend as the distinct red bowstring truss was hoisted into place. Ghilotti Construction Company out of Santa...

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The contentious Onni Tower project that would be the East Bay’s tallest high-rise is apparently no more. Planning & Building Director Charlie Bryant made the announcement at Thursday’s Planning Commission meeting noting that the project...

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The Emeryville Planning Commission held two public hearings and a study session at their June 25th meeting. Among these items was a contentious residential in-fill project on 47th Street, amendments to our city cannabis regulations,...

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A new stretch of the Bay Trail enabling pedestrians and cyclists to more easily reach Richmond formally opened to the public on Saturday. The $18.9 million East Bay Regional Park District project added a new...

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The Planning Commission held two Study Sessions at their May 28th meeting, reviewing an update to the planned affordable apartment project at 3600 San Pablo Avenue (site of ECAP) as well as an update to...

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The Emeryville Planning Commission met through video conference for the first time since the COVID-19 outbreak. The April 23 meeting lasted well over four hours, with a bulk of the time spent conducting a second...

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Emeryville’s latest Major Project Update revealed a whopping 2,307 housing units in the pipeline in various states of planning and approval. All are slated to be rental units. 1,930 of these units are slated to...

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The Planning Commission had a full agenda at their July meeting. Highlights included an initial study session to discuss the removing of minimum parking requirements for new buildings. They also held a study session to...

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Excavation to remove toxic contamination at the former Sherwin-Williams site is scheduled to begin today. The former paint factory at 1450 Sherwin Street and an adjacent parcel cover a combined 10 acres. The city has...

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Last Tuesday, July 2, first-year California Governor Gavin Newsom toured Emeryville’s nearly completed $64 million affordable housing development, Estrella Vista. The 87-unit apartment project has been in the works for nearly a decade and is...

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After the second blaze at the 3800 San Pablo development in less than a year, famed East Bay developer Rick Holliday waited for the shock to dissipate, rolled up his sleeves, and got back to work....

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The Planning Commission’s May meeting was jam-packed with two public hearings, an administrative review of a proposed 40th street & San Pablo Avenue bus hub design and a second study session for the Onni Group’s...

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The Planning Commission held a special meeting to continue their deliberation of Parcel B of the Marketplace redevelopment and the appeal by neighboring Wareham Development. For a quick recap, the conversation surrounds Parcel B’s Final Development...

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The Planning Commission had a full agenda for their April meeting including a review of Emeryville’s proposed Capital Improvement Program and a Public Hearing to convert a dilapidated property on 55th street to a duplex....

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The Planning Commission’s March agenda was fairly light, but we did get an update on the Adeline Springs development as well as a discussion on the potential zoning update that would allow R&D in mixed-use...

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After a light January meeting, the Planning Commission had a full slate in February. The highlight of the night was the chance to see the initial designs for the Emeryville Center for the Arts. In...

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After a marathon five-hour December meeting, the Planning Commission welcomed 2019 with a ‘lighter’ agenda that included a single Public Hearing. Staff presented revised plans for “Parcel B” of the Marketplace redevelopment that would increase the scope...

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One of biggest questions among Park Avenue District neighbors has been “when?!” Indeed, watching the Sherwin-Williams project unfold has been like “watching paint dry.” ????Clouding the picture was the sudden departure of Lennar project contact...

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Without a meeting in November, the Planning Commission met on December 13th with a jam-packed agenda and a meeting that stretched beyond five hours. All eyes were of course on the proposed Onni 54-story high-rise...

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