Stuart Flashman

Agenda for June 26th Land Use Committee Meeting

Monday, June 24, 2019

The June 26th meeting of the Land Use Committee will have two items on its agenda:

1.  Discussion of preliminary feasibility analysis for scenarios in the Rockridge Housing Study. The Committee will hear about and discuss a proposed preliminary feasibility analysis for the study.  The analysis will consider:  1) single typical residential lot in lower Rockridge, 2)  combining four typical single-family lots in lower Rockridge to build a multifamily project, 3) building on a sample two-acre underutilized lot (currently in commercial use).

U.C. Students Design Affordable Housing at the Rockridge BART station

Thursday, June 6, 2019

This year, a U.C. Berkeley graduate course included student projects studying possible housing projects at two BART station sites:  Glen Park Station in San Francisco and the Rockridge BART Station.  The projects were all based on recent state legislation that allowed BART to “upzone” land it owned to promote transit-oriented housing, with an emphasis on affordable housing.

Update on status of SB 50 (Wiener/Skinner)

Monday, May 20, 2019

In a somewhat surprising move, the Senate Finance Committee placed SB 50, authored by Senators Wiener and Skinner, in the "suspense" file.  That action is reserved for bills that could have significant fiscal impacts and need  further study or modification.  In the case of SB 50, the committee report for the bill had flagged significant costs for analyzing and then preparing maps of the "job rich" areas across the state that would be subject to automatic u

April 2019 Land Use Committee Update

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Following up on the previous week’s Town Hall featuring Senator Skinner’s Communications Director, Bob Gammon, explaining the bill, the committee discussed various aspects of the bill and how it might affect Oakland and Rockridge.  Committee members raised numerous concerns about the bill.  Perhaps the biggest concern is that the bill, like its predecessor SB 827, attempts a “one-size-fits-all” approach to addressing California’s shortage of affordable housing.  Indeed, Mr.

April 2019 Town Hall Meeting - More on SB 50

Friday, May 3, 2019

The April 18th Town Hall was primarily devoted to a high-interest program: explaining California Senate Bill 50 – a bill to promote housing near train and ferry stops, along major bus routes, and in major job centers – and how it might affect Rockridge.  The program, expertly moderated by Ms.

Agenda for April Land Use Committee Meeting

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Here is the agenda for the land use committee meeting set for Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the upstairs meeting room of the Rockridge Branch Library (5366 College Ave, corner of Manila Ave.) 1. Possible short update on Rockridge Housing Study 2. Discussion of SB 50 and possible recommendations to Board of Directors.

Tentative Agenda set for March Land Use Committee meeting.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

The meeting's agenda will tentatively include presentation and discussion of revised plans for a four-story [density bonus] mixed-use project at 5346 College Ave  (next to McNally's Irish Pub - current building is a one-story bungalow converted to commercial use).  May also include a short update on Rockridge Housing Study and proposed April Town Hall land use topic.

Developer presents plans for CCA Oakland campus redevelopment

Saturday, January 19, 2019

At RCPC's January 2019 Town Hall Meeting, an overflow crowd of over 100 listened intently as Marc Babsin of Emerald Fund showed,described, and explained current plans for redevelopment of the Oakland campus of California College of Arts (CCA).  The campus, located on the east side of Broadway just north of the half-constructed "Shops at the Ridge" project (currently being rethought by Southern California developer TRC, Inc.) presently serves incoming CCA students before they "graduate" to CCA's expanding San Francisco campus.  Two years ago, CCA announc

Agenda for December 26th Land Use Committee Meeting

Sunday, December 23, 2018

The RCPC Land Use Committee will meet this Wednesday, December 26th starting at 7:30 PM in the upstairs meeting room of the Rockridge Branch Library on College Ave.  The meeting will be open to the public.

There will be two items on the agenda:

Special Town Hall - 15th Assembly District Candidates' Night - video now available on YouTube!

Sunday, October 21, 2018

There was a packed auditorium at College Preparatory School on the evening of October 18th to hear a candidate forum featuring the two candidates for the California Assembly 15th District:  Jovanka Beckles and Buffy Wicks.  The forum was moderated by the Oakland League of Women Voters and also co-sponsored by the East Bay Housing Organizations.

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