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Planning & Development

Two year resident Matt Davis represents the type of family that Emeryville would like to keep. A young professional who participates in civic activities with a young family on track to go to Emeryville public schools. This might never happen after...

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East Bay Express staff writer Darwin BondGraham has been doing a fair amount of coverage of our little city that gets so little exposure. BondGraham wrote several pieces during the minimum wage battle, and also provided some coverage of...

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The City Council and Planning Commission jointly met in a public study session back on May 2nd to discuss issues with housing in Emeryville and will reconvene tonight at a 5:30pm Special Study session. The meeting...

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AC Transit has proposed drastic changes to bus service through out the Bay Area.  If implemented, Emeryville residents would see changed routes and increased bus frequencies under the proposed plans. The transit agency says these...

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Despite a housing crisis fueled by low inventory, a unanimous planning commission approval, hundreds of man-hours by staff and their subsequent recommendation for approval, concessions of public benefit including inclusion of affordable units, public art and...

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The future of the Emery Go-Round is mired in uncertainty as the current funding framework called a PBID (Property & Business Improvement District) is set to expire next year. The City has drafted a new PBID that...

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If you received a mysterious envelope in your mailbox from the City of Emeryville, don’t throw it into the Shredder just yet. Despite vague language calling itself a “Emeryville PBID Ballot” (Property & Business Improvement District), this...

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On February 26th, we announced that the California Department of Finance filed an appeal with the State Supreme Court regarding the recently upheld appeals court decision siding with The City of Emeryville. Today it was...

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Development in the long vacant “Site A” that has mostly served as a seasonal pumpkin & Christmas tree lot since the popular Flower Outlet was demolished, is finally underway. In its place will be a 175-room Hyatt...

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The City’s proposed moratorium on housing back in February failed to pass by a 3-2 vote (a “supermajority” of 4-1 was required). This hasn’t stopped developers in our city from declaring a bit of a...

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Emeryville barely missed out on the recent sale of The Towers Office Complex and last year’s sale of Bay Street to UBS prior to Measure V going into effect, but appears to have landed its first...

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On January 5th, the Emeryville Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee met to discuss a new bicycle and pedestrian path that would connect East & West Emeryville. Councilmember Scott Donahue presented his plan for an access path through the Temescal...

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Developers, Lawyers and a few Oakland resident “ringers” (mixed with a few Emeryville residents) turned out in droves to Emeryville City Hall on a Friday evening before a holiday weekend and on a Sabbath day...

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All eyes will be on the historically “pro-development” city of Emeryville at tonight’s 5pm special meeting at City Hall. As previously reported, City Council will vote on the proposed residential development moratorium that would put a 45-day hold...

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The Tuesday Emeryville City Council meeting that began with a special study session ran nearly five hours and nearly to midnight as the City discussed the Christie Avenue redevelopment project, the formulation of a homeless...

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In May 2013, we reported that Emeryville had won its litigation with the state to recoup the approximately $25 million in redevelopment money that sat in limbo since the agency’s dissolution back in 2011. This “Victory” was short-lived though...

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It’s been nearly eight years since the paint factory’s demolition and subsequent soil remediation, and the Sherwin Williams Development Project is finally coming to life. After countless community meetings, committee meetings, Planning Commission Study Sessions & City Council Scoping meetings, the...

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The San Francisco Business Times has reported that Southern California-based real estate investment trust KBS Realty has purchased the three buildings in the Emeryville complex known as “The Towers” in what was the biggest East Bay office...

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Congresswoman Barbara Lee, State Senator Loni Hancock and State Assembly Member Nancy Skinner were all on hand for the official groundbreaking ceremony for the Emeryville Center of Community Life back on October 16th. Also in attendance...

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The city held a series of community meetings back in September (at the hardly convenient times of Saturday & Tuesday at 9am) to gather community feedback about taking measures to calm traffic along our Horton...

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Streetcars could be rolling through E’ville in the future, if transit planners get their way. The 61 page draft report of the much-anticipated Emeryville Berkeley Oakland Transit Study (or “EBOTS”) prepared by consultants CMS Smith has been released and...

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Rejoice Christie Core neighbors, a new park is coming your way! The Emeryville Planning Commission met on July 24th, to review and discuss plans for the expansion of Christie Avenue Park. The existing park is approximately 0.81 acres...

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It was the end of an era last week in Emeryville’s Triangle & Oakland’s Longfellow neighborhoods as the brick warehouse at 3900 Adeline met its demise to a demolition unit to make room for another...

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As someone who’s commuted down Mandela Parkway to Downtown Oakland via car & bike for over a decade and in fact lives one block from West Oakland, I can’t help but think “Oakland deserves better”....

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