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Jerry Brown, in China, announces huge Oakland waterfront development

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A rendering of a redevelopment of 65 acres of waterfront property on the Oakland Estuary of San Francisco Bay, near Jack London Square. The project, called Brooklyn Basin, will consist of 3,100 residential units, approximately 200,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, and a marina with up to 200 boat slips. More than 30 acres have been set aside for waterfront parks and open space. Photo: -, Signature Development Group

Here’s a way to get attention for your trade mission to China: Gov. Jerry Brown announces—in Beijing—a $1.5 billion investment by Chinese investors to transform the waterfront next to Jack London Square. The so-called Brooklyn Basin project, to break ground next year, will have 3,100 housing units, 30 acres of parks and 200,000 square feet of retail and commercial space. That’s the developer’s rendering, happy sea gulls included. Chronicle has the story with additional concept views.

Now if they could just throw in a ballpark.

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