Wednesday, November 29, 2006

HP Commission initiates Oakland 'Triangle' zoning overlay

On Nov. 20, the city's Historic Preservation Commission formally initiated the historic designation process for the so-called Triangle area of the Oakland/University Park neighborhood. Bounded roughly by Roosevelt Street, 7th Avenue and Grand Avenue, the proposed historic addition includes 100 buildings. Sixty property owners submitted petitions supporting the initiation; 24 owners opposed it; 16 had not responded by the hearing. The action means a stay of demolition will be in effect for the area as the proposal goes before the remaining public bodies that must weigh in on it. For a complete update, look for the Dec. 18 issue of The Midtown Messenger.

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