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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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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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11 July, 2008

East Bay Business Times – SunCal Unveils Details of Oak Knoll Project at Former Naval Medical Center Oakland

SunCal Cos. plans to take its preliminary development plan for Oak Knoll before the Oakland Planning Commission in early September. If approved by the Planning Commission and then the City Council, the Irvine master developer could go forward with grading and building at the 183-acre former Naval Medical Center Oakland, located north of Interstate 580 between the Keller Avenue and Golf Links Road exits. SunCal plans to sell lots to home builders after the infrastructure is done.

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23 November, 2007

San Francisco Business Times – SunCal Rolls $200M Dice on Oak Knoll Hospital Site

Demolition has begun on SunCal Cos.’ first Bay Area project, a $200 million gamble on Oakland’s former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital. But a steep acquisition price, rising construction costs and a battered housing market leave the development’s future in doubt. Before Oak Knoll closed in 1996, it had a rich history treating veterans from World […]

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20 December, 2006

Alameda Times-Star – Oak Knoll to Include Low-Income Homes

OAKLAND — At least some affordable housing will be built on the grounds of the former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital, with the Oakland City Council agreeing low-income residents should be given the opportunity to live in the hills above Interstate 580.

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