A Planning Commission Embraces Height And Density

Oakland's Planning Commission is delighted to approve two residential highrises as the city continues enjoying its downtown revival under Mayor Jerry Brown.

"After years of low-rise residential construction, Oakland's push for higher density building downtown is finally paying off.

A practically giddy Planning Commission last week approved plans for two 22-story apartment buildings â€" one at 11th and Jackson streets and the other at 23rd and Webster streets.

The commissioners gushed over the designs, but more than anything, over the height and the density of the projects. "

Just as significantly, the developers will "help with measures to improve pedestrian safety in the area," a big concern for the nearby Chinatown area.

Thanks to MTC-ABAG Library, Oakland, CA

Full Story: Planning Commission approves two 22-story apartment buildings near Lake Merritt

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