Planning New Commercial Development in Oakland

12:30 p.m. | Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Despite a boom in recent construction, there’s still an array of transit-friendly sites primed for large-scale commercial development in Downtown Oakland. If recent projects are any indication, however, these sites are more likely to become residential towers. What are the challenges to building new office and commercial development in Oakland? Join a conversation between local planners and builders about what needs to happen to ensure that commercial properties can get built.

+ Tomas Schoenberg / The Swig Co.
+ Morten Jensen / JRDV
+ Melinda Ellis Evers / Ellis Partners
+ Lynette Dias / Urban Planning Partners


Free for SPUR members
$10 for non-members


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