The landscape is our neighborhood has really changed. Take a stroll in our really walkable neighborhood and check it out. Look at what’s going up, coming down, moved in, moved out, moved away or gone. The skyline is changing, getting taller, drive patterns on the streets are rerouted by construction and/or being changed by cars using our neighborhood as a commute route. But we continue to be a mini-transportation hub with more ways of travel than any other neighborhood in Oakland, with BART, AC Transit, Amtrak, Ferry, free B Bus, and some sort of AC Transit Free Shuttle going down Third Street towards Jackson, where it turns right. Further down Broadway is a free shuttle going through the Posey Tube to the Alameda Marina area.
Our own resident artist, Andrew Johnstone, was on KTVU, Sunday night in a feature about his mew program working with Oakland youth, channeling their rogue artistic tendencies. Translation: graffiti.
Duke’s R&B nightclub on the corner of Broadway & 2nd Street has been razed, to make room for The Mirador, 48 market-rate rentals in a seven-story building, with 48-62 parking spaces. A ground floor, 3,000 square foot brew pub could occupy the ground floor. The red brick building had been empty for some time while the plans for Mirador progressed. It will be two BR units as owners feel it promotes more stability, and the long-term plan maybe to convert to condos after ten years. Or so says a story in the 4-14-15 issue of the SF Business Times.