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Development

Overshadowed by our coverage of the 500 unit Sherwin-Williams development is the groundbreaking of 389 apartment units as part of the Public Market Redevelopment. Avalon Bay Communities’ AVA “Public Market” and AVA “Market Place” will come...

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Construction at the 14.5-acre Emeryville Public Market redevelopment project entered a new phase last week with the creation of the Shellmound bypass road. The road will enable the completion of undergrounding of utilities for an...

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The City of Oakland Design Review Committee (DRC) reviewed a proposal for a new hotel on our border last night. “Mandela Hotel” would be built on a 1-acre vacant site near the East Bay Bridge Shopping...

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The Sherwin-Williams project Planned Unit Development (PUD) was approved by council back on October 18th. After a second reading on November 1st, it was officially adopted by the city 30 days later. With this approval comes...

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Wareham Development’s EmeryStation West & Heritage Square projects are off and running after receiving their building and grading permits earlier this year. The under-construction office tower and parking garage projects near the Emeryville Amtrak station will be part...

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Construction crews are racing to put the finishing touches on Emeryville’s newest hotel located at the northern end of the Bay Street Shopping Center. The Hyatt Place hotel will be the first new hotel built in...

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The Planning Commission will hold a study session tonight to review a proposal by PG&E to demolish the 17,000 sq. ft. “Laboratory” building at the corner of Hollis & 45th. A building that is part of an existing PG&E transformer...

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A project that was nearly a decade in the making is finally ready to take the next steps as the Sherwin-Williams Preliminary Development Plan (PDP) was approved at the Tuesday October 18th Council Meeting. A...

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Wareham Development is defending itself from accusations by Richmond Mayor Tom Butt who has alleged them of “a form of toxic dumping” in his city. Wareham admits it temporarily moved clean commercial fill soil from their forthcoming Emeryville Transit...

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Tonight, the Emeryville City Council will finally weigh in on certification of the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the proposed development of the Sherwin-Williams site. The EIR will be presented to council at the regular meeting...

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A shorthanded Planning Commission met last Thursday July 28th to vote on certification of the Sherwin-Williams project EIR and to hold a Study Session of the latest plans presented by Lennar Multifamily Communities. Former Chairperson...

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At the June 23rd Planning Commission meeting, plans were reviewed for the Pelco Lofts project. The 29,567 square foot warehouse nestled at the foot of Park Avenue would be an ambitious conversion of a historically significant building into modern abodes for entrepreneurs. The...

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The site of a 6-alarm blaze on Wednesday was still smoldering when SF Business Times reporter Blanca Torres had already reached out to developer Rick Holliday on the future of the development. “I’m putting all of my...

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The April 28th Planning Commission saw a fairly lean agenda with just a single Study Session. A study session on a proposed Townhouse project that would involve demolishing a six unit residential unit on Doyle Street (4...

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The proposed Sherwin-Williams development will be the biggest residential project within Emeryville for the foreseeable future. It will have enormous impacts on not only the Park Avenue District neighborhood, but the entire region. Neighbors have expressed concerns ranging...

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A Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) is being prepared for the 186-unit Anton “Evolve” residential project (AKA The Nady Site). The all-rental development at 6701 Shellmound Street is expected to be considered for certification, along with...

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Artists and tradesmen packed the City Council Chambers last Thursday evening as the Emeryville Planning Commission moved forward with consideration of the Sherwin-Williams Development. The 10 acre, seven parcel development along the southern end of Horton...

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After nearly seven months of community, Council and Planning Commission discussions and study sessions, City staff presented their proposed regulations and development bonuses recommendations to Council last October. Regulations that included an amendment to allowed building Height/Density/Floor-Area-Ratio, an increase...

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Back in August of 2014 we mourned the loss of another significant structure when the Acucare building was demolished to make way for yet another all-rental apartment complex in Emeryville’s triangle neighborhood (units at 3900 Adeline...

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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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