West Oakland Attracts Attention

Although run-down, West Oakland's prime location is drawing attention from developers and dot-com companies who can't find space in the Bay Area.

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July 3, 2000, 9:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

Rick Holliday, the developer who put up the first live-work lofts in San Francisco, is planning a new 25-acre campus development, twice the size of Pacific Bell Park. The development would include residential and office space targeted at the new media industry-types who want to be closer to San Francisco. Thanks to recent development, this older neighborhood is just a few blocks seconds from four highway ramps going in all four directions. Neighboring communitie -- San Francisco, Santa Clara Hacienda Park (in Pleasanton) and Berkeley-Emeryville are all built-out and gridlocked.

Thanks to Chris Steins

Monday, July 3, 2000 in The San Francisco Chronicle


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