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With the development of 935 new homes, Oak Knoll is introducing a new level of high quality building and craftsmanship to the Oakland area. Located at the base of Oakland's southern foothills, the community is designed to be highly walkable, provide abundant open space, feature a variety of home styles and sizes and provide a community meeting place at the proposed Village Center.

The Oak Knoll property has striking views of the surrounding foothills and Bay Area vistas creating a unique setting for the community oriented development that will blend history and innovation.

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8 April, 2011

Oakland Tribune – Oak Knoll Naval Hospital now Just a Dusty Memory

But what a 16 seconds, as the old Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in the East Oakland hills — a savior for thousands of injured military personnel and their families during much of the last century — came down just after noon Friday thanks to 800 pounds of dynamite and a series of heart-rattling booms, gently sagging to the ground in slow motion like a wounded soldier taken out at the knees.

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8 April, 2011

TV Segment – KTVU TV

Watch the KTVU-TV (FOX) Oakland news report about the April 8, 2011, implosion of the 11-story main building at the former Naval Hospital Oakland. It was the last Navy structure to be demolished at the former base that closed in 1996 and collapsed within seconds following a controlled series of explosions.

8 April, 2011

The Associated Press – WWII-Era Naval Hospital Imploded in Calif.

A World War II-era Navy hospital imploded Friday in a massive cloud of brown dust, marking the end of a military medical center that served generations of wounded American soldiers. The 11-story concrete building in Oakland Hills collapsed seconds after crews detonated 800 pounds of dynamite as neighbors, journalists, city officials and former Navy officers watched from above.

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25 September, 2008

Oakland Magazine – 10 Projects Reshape Oakland

A piece of land like this in an urban area doesn’t come along often, and it fell into private hands after the city played chicken with the Navy, which ultimately rebuffed its lowball bid. SunCal worked closely with the neighborhood group Oak Knoll Coalition, incorporating neighbors’ desires to preserve Club Knoll and restore the creek, but there is still disagreement over plans to build mini-mansions on the ridgeline.

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19 September, 2008

East Bay Business Times – Oak Knoll Proceeds Despite Woes of SunCal Lender

The bankruptcy of Lehman Bros., lender in SunCal Cos. $100.5 million purchase of the former Oak Knoll naval hospital site, comes as the developer and the city of Oakland are negotiating conditions for the 167-acre mixed-use development.
SunCal officials have reassured the city their financing is not in jeopardy due to the bankruptcy, but at least one redevelopment agency official expressed concern.

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