OHA Out Of Courthouse Story Featured in Tribune

The recent “pullout” of OHA out  of the Courthouse deal is featured in the Oakland Tribune. It mentions how developer Trammell Crow found OHA to pay a ridiculous 9 million dollars for their formerly 5 million dollar project for the Courthouse Athletic Club building on Oakland’s Telegraph Avenue. Are there any taxpayer groups out there want to figure out this waste of tax dollars?

Save the Courthouse/No OHA’s member Tao Matthews said in her interview

that she would like to see the Courthouse building reused as a school, library, job-training center or a medical building. “We support any of those that would be used by people who live and work in the community”.

Our community group’s Robert Brokl is also quoted.

Brokl is still suspicious that the housing authority will re-enter the picture. Trammell Crow’s permit applications are pending, and if the building and demolition permits are granted, he vowed to appeal because he doesn’t believe the developer has the money to build the condos.

“It’s not an improvement to have a vacant lot,” he said.

Read the full story at the insidebayarea.com (Oakland Tribune) website.

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