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Mike Pyatok
Michael E. Johnson; Li, Hui Chang
Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Faye Paulson
RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting
Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:04:51 PM

Yes, Sept 17, 10-11am works for me.


-Michael Pyatok, FAIA
Principal
Pyatok Architects
510-465-7010 x118
mpyatok@pyatok.com
www.pyatok.com

From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:28 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Mike Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Faye Paulson
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, That time works for me. Mike Pytok & Ronnie pls confirm if you can make this
mtg. Mike I will call you on Friday to discuss in advance. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Sep 12, 2013, at 12:00 PM, "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
I was able to reserve Planning staff, including the Director of Planning & Building
Rachel Flynn, from 10am-11am next Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Could you
confirm if you and your team are able to meet with us at that time?
Also, Lesley Estes is the City staff person in Public Works who reports on Measure
DD projects to the Measure DD Coalition at their bimonthly meeting. She invites you
to come to their November 18th meeting to make a presentation on your proposal. (If
you do a Powerpoint, you will need to bring your own equipment and show it on a
wall.). The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7:10pm and goes until 9pm, but
they would try to put you early on the agenda. Please contact Lesley
(LEstes@oaklandnet.com) directly (and copy me) to get on their agenda. [It is not
necessary to do this immediately, but I want you to note the date as a possibility for

the future. I will get back to you about the deadline for confirming your attendance at
the November meeting].
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:47 PM
To: 'Michael Johnson'
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Andy Ball;
Faye Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Thanks, Michael. I reviewed your latest 180-day schedule and it looks fine. Some
notes:

1. I am awaiting to receive from you the signed contract compliance


Schedules before I can route the ENA document for review and signatures
on my end.

2. In addition to the admin items already noted, please remember to write a


check for $25,000 to the City of Oakland. This is the Project Expense
Payment due for this project.

3. I will aim to set up the initial meeting with Planning staff for next week. Stay
tuned
Again, the City is interested in encouraging slender towers; however, we are
interested in hearing from you (developer/architects) your ideas/if this
feasible. Can you be ready to present some concepts and schematic designs
for our consideration during the meeting?

4. The Draft EIR for the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan is due to be published
this week. I will keep you posted on that.

5. 1st community meeting in mid-October sounds good.


FYI, the Measure DD Community Coalition meets on the 3rd Monday every 2
months.
This 10-year old Coalition is designated the official oversight body for the
$198 million bond measure/Measure DD program and serves as the
community sounding board to staff and the City in the review of designs
and proposals for Measure DD projects.
Their next meeting is September 16th, 2013 and then November 18th. Since
the site was created as a result of Measure DD-funded projects, it might be
a good idea for your team to reach out to the Coalition and get on their
November agenda to present your proposal.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:34 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Andy Ball;
Faye Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, please see the attached Short Term 180 Day
Schedule FYR. I would like to schedule the meeting you
suggest with the Planning Dept Staff for the week of Sep 16th
or Sep 23rd. FYI, we have received the Draft Market Study
Report, and are meeting with the consultant this Thursday to
review it in detail, afterwhich once its finalized within a week
we will forward you and the team a copy. FYI, the results were
positive.
Regarding the Community Public Meeting, Ronnie and I are
finalizing a location this week, and are proposing this initial
meeting for the week of Oct 7th or 14th following the Planning
Staff meeting. We will confirm with you the proposed date
asap. Thanks, MJ
PS - we owe you some administrative items this week.

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com>

wrote:
Michael,
I am thinking before you hold the first community meeting perhaps 2 weeks before
we should schedule a time for your team to meet with Planning staff to discuss any
zoning/height changes the City is considering. I am thinking any project designs you
present to the public should be vetted with staff first. This would be an opportunity
for the City to communicate our vision for the design early on, so that you dont
present design options to the public that the City would not approve.
(I hear that the Planning Department is currently considering requiring a CUP for
heights above a certain level and encouraging slender towers in the Station Area.)
Let me know when you are thinking of holding the first community meeting and
some possible dates you can pre-meet with staff.
Thanks,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:06 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thanks for the info. We met last week to discuss the meeting.
We are trying to figure out a date and location this week, and
will let you know asap. Thanks, MJ

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
wrote:
Michael,
Attached are two lists of property owners surrounding the site: one is a 1 mile
radius, the second is a 300 ft radius (the Citys standard noticing radius for
Planning cases). This is just property owners, and does not include individual
addresses for units unless they are condos.
Did you decide on a date/plan for public meeting # 1 at your Thursday meeting?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:42 PM
To: Merlin Edwards
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thx Merlin. Hope to see you on Thurs. MJ


Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Merlin Edwards <meko11@pacbell.net> wrote:
I have been in conversation with Councilmember Pat Kernighan and
her staff. I have received a list of community groups and the contact
information for them. As we move forward we will put in place a
plan that will be develop by the Urban Core team. I the
organizations listed below are not on the list we will be sure to
incorporate them on to my list.
Merlin
From: Michael E. Johnson <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
To: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
Cc: Ronnie Turner <RTdevelops@comcast.net>; Merlin Edwards
<meko11@pacbell.net>; Michael Pyatok <mpyatok@pyatok.com>; Peter

Waller <pwaller@pyatok.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Hui Chang, thanks for all the info. I will review it all with our team
at our Thursday mtg. We will contact the various groups as
appropriate. Then we will get back to you with a proposed approach.
Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 5:19 PM, "Li, Hui Chang"
<HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
[This is the 3rd email I am sending you containing
contact info for outreach of the first public meeting for
the 12th St Parcel].
Attached is the e/mailing information for all the people
who were either interested in the Schilling Gardens
project or commented on the EIR.
(Background: Schilling Gardens is the project adjacent
to Snow Park. Opponents/historic preservation
types/anti-high rise types of this project were asking for
the City to swap this site for the 12th St Parcel in order
to save the gardens/ prevent development on the
gardens.
http://oaklandwiki.org/Schilling_Gardens
Note: some on the attached mailing list might be ones
who would be opposed to development on the 12th St
parcel too).
Heather Klein, (Planner for the Schlling Gardens site)
recommends that at a minimum that the following folks
be notified:

Oakland Heritage Alliance


info@oaklandheritagealliance.org 446 17th Street, Suite
301, Oakland CA 94612

Coalition of Advocates for Lake Merritt c/o 251

Wayne Ave, Oakland CA 94612

Golden Gate Audubon Society 2530 San Pablo


Ave, Suite G, Berkeley, CA 94702
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

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From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Li, Hui Chang


"Michael Johnson"
Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Andy Ball; Faye Paulson; Derek
Davis
RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting
Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:46:00 PM

Thanks, Michael. I reviewed your latest 180-day schedule and it looks fine. Some notes:
1. I am awaiting to receive from you the signed contract compliance Schedules before I can
route the ENA document for review and signatures on my end.
2. In addition to the admin items already noted, please remember to write a check for $25,000
to the City of Oakland. This is the Project Expense Payment due for this project.
3. I will aim to set up the initial meeting with Planning staff for next week. Stay tuned
Again, the City is interested in encouraging slender towers; however, we are interested in
hearing from you (developer/architects) your ideas/if this feasible. Can you be ready to
present some concepts and schematic designs for our consideration during the meeting?
4. The Draft EIR for the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan is due to be published this week. I
will keep you posted on that.
5. 1st community meeting in mid-October sounds good.
FYI, the Measure DD Community Coalition meets on the 3rd Monday every 2 months.
This 10-year old Coalition is designated the official oversight body for the $198 million
bond measure/Measure DD program and serves as the community sounding board to staff
and the City in the review of designs and proposals for Measure DD projects.
Their next meeting is September 16th, 2013 and then November 18th. Since the site was
created as a result of Measure DD-funded projects, it might be a good idea for your team
to reach out to the Coalition and get on their November agenda to present your proposal.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:34 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Andy Ball; Faye
Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, please see the attached Short Term 180 Day Schedule FYR. I
would like to schedule the meeting you suggest with the Planning Dept

Staff for the week of Sep 16th or Sep 23rd. FYI, we have received the
Draft Market Study Report, and are meeting with the consultant this
Thursday to review it in detail, afterwhich once its finalized within a week
we will forward you and the team a copy. FYI, the results were positive.
Regarding the Community Public Meeting, Ronnie and I are finalizing a
location this week, and are proposing this initial meeting for the week of
Oct 7th or 14th following the Planning Staff meeting. We will confirm
with you the proposed date asap. Thanks, MJ
PS - we owe you some administrative items this week.

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
I am thinking before you hold the first community meeting perhaps 2 weeks before we should
schedule a time for your team to meet with Planning staff to discuss any zoning/height changes the
City is considering. I am thinking any project designs you present to the public should be vetted
with staff first. This would be an opportunity for the City to communicate our vision for the design
early on, so that you dont present design options to the public that the City would not approve.
(I hear that the Planning Department is currently considering requiring a CUP for heights above a
certain level and encouraging slender towers in the Station Area.)
Let me know when you are thinking of holding the first community meeting and some possible
dates you can pre-meet with staff.
Thanks,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:06 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thanks for the info. We met last week to discuss the meeting. We are
trying to figure out a date and location this week, and will let you know
asap. Thanks, MJ

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
Attached are two lists of property owners surrounding the site: one is a 1 mile radius, the
second is a 300 ft radius (the Citys standard noticing radius for Planning cases). This is just
property owners, and does not include individual addresses for units unless they are condos.
Did you decide on a date/plan for public meeting # 1 at your Thursday meeting?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:42 PM
To: Merlin Edwards
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thx Merlin. Hope to see you on Thurs. MJ

Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Merlin Edwards <meko11@pacbell.net> wrote:
I have been in conversation with Councilmember Pat Kernighan and her staff. I
have received a list of community groups and the contact information for them.
As we move forward we will put in place a plan that will be develop by the
Urban Core team. I the organizations listed below are not on the list we will be
sure to incorporate them on to my list.
Merlin
From: Michael E. Johnson <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
To: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
Cc: Ronnie Turner <RTdevelops@comcast.net>; Merlin Edwards
<meko11@pacbell.net>; Michael Pyatok <mpyatok@pyatok.com>; Peter Waller
<pwaller@pyatok.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Hui Chang, thanks for all the info. I will review it all with our team at our
Thursday mtg. We will contact the various groups as appropriate. Then we will
get back to you with a proposed approach. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 5:19 PM, "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
[This is the 3rd email I am sending you containing contact info for
outreach of the first public meeting for the 12th St Parcel].
Attached is the e/mailing information for all the people who were
either interested in the Schilling Gardens project or commented on
the EIR.

(Background: Schilling Gardens is the project adjacent to Snow


Park. Opponents/historic preservation types/anti-high rise types of
this project were asking for the City to swap this site for the 12th St
Parcel in order to save the gardens/ prevent development on the
gardens.
http://oaklandwiki.org/Schilling_Gardens
Note: some on the attached mailing list might be ones who would be
opposed to development on the 12th St parcel too).
Heather Klein, (Planner for the Schlling Gardens site) recommends
that at a minimum that the following folks be notified:

Oakland Heritage Alliance info@oaklandheritagealliance.org


446 17th Street, Suite 301, Oakland CA 94612

Coalition of Advocates for Lake Merritt c/o 251 Wayne


Ave, Oakland CA 94612

Golden Gate Audubon Society 2530 San Pablo Ave, Suite


G, Berkeley, CA 94702
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

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From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ronnie Turner
"Michael E. Johnson"; Li, Hui Chang
"Merlin Edwards"; "Michael Pyatok"; "Peter Waller"; "Austin, Doug"; "Faye Paulson"
RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting
Friday, September 13, 2013 8:10:54 AM

Michael, I am confirming attending the 9/17 meeting at 10 AM.

Ronnie M. Turner, President


TURNER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE GROUP
4100 Redwood Road, Suite 170
Oakland, CA 94619
510.395.2766 Direct
510.250.0853 Fax
www.TurnerDevelopmentRG.com
From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:28 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Faye Paulson
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, That time works for me. Mike Pytok & Ronnie pls confirm if you can make this
mtg. Mike I will call you on Friday to discuss in advance. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Sep 12, 2013, at 12:00 PM, "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
I was able to reserve Planning staff, including the Director of Planning & Building
Rachel Flynn, from 10am-11am next Tuesday, September 17, 2013. Could you
confirm if you and your team are able to meet with us at that time?
Also, Lesley Estes is the City staff person in Public Works who reports on Measure
DD projects to the Measure DD Coalition at their bimonthly meeting. She invites you
to come to their November 18th meeting to make a presentation on your proposal. (If
you do a Powerpoint, you will need to bring your own equipment and show it on a
wall.). The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7:10pm and goes until 9pm, but
they would try to put you early on the agenda. Please contact Lesley
(LEstes@oaklandnet.com) directly (and copy me) to get on their agenda. [It is not

necessary to do this immediately, but I want you to note the date as a possibility for
the future. I will get back to you about the deadline for confirming your attendance at
the November meeting].
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:47 PM
To: 'Michael Johnson'
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Andy Ball;
Faye Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Thanks, Michael. I reviewed your latest 180-day schedule and it looks fine. Some
notes:

1. I am awaiting to receive from you the signed contract compliance


Schedules before I can route the ENA document for review and signatures
on my end.

2. In addition to the admin items already noted, please remember to write a


check for $25,000 to the City of Oakland. This is the Project Expense
Payment due for this project.

3. I will aim to set up the initial meeting with Planning staff for next week. Stay
tuned
Again, the City is interested in encouraging slender towers; however, we are
interested in hearing from you (developer/architects) your ideas/if this
feasible. Can you be ready to present some concepts and schematic designs
for our consideration during the meeting?

4. The Draft EIR for the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan is due to be published
this week. I will keep you posted on that.

5. 1st community meeting in mid-October sounds good.


FYI, the Measure DD Community Coalition meets on the 3rd Monday every 2
months.
This 10-year old Coalition is designated the official oversight body for the
$198 million bond measure/Measure DD program and serves as the
community sounding board to staff and the City in the review of designs
and proposals for Measure DD projects.
Their next meeting is September 16th, 2013 and then November 18th. Since
the site was created as a result of Measure DD-funded projects, it might be
a good idea for your team to reach out to the Coalition and get on their
November agenda to present your proposal.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:34 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Andy Ball;
Faye Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, please see the attached Short Term 180 Day
Schedule FYR. I would like to schedule the meeting you
suggest with the Planning Dept Staff for the week of Sep 16th
or Sep 23rd. FYI, we have received the Draft Market Study
Report, and are meeting with the consultant this Thursday to
review it in detail, afterwhich once its finalized within a week
we will forward you and the team a copy. FYI, the results were
positive.
Regarding the Community Public Meeting, Ronnie and I are
finalizing a location this week, and are proposing this initial
meeting for the week of Oct 7th or 14th following the Planning
Staff meeting. We will confirm with you the proposed date
asap. Thanks, MJ
PS - we owe you some administrative items this week.

On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
wrote:
Michael,
I am thinking before you hold the first community meeting perhaps 2 weeks before
we should schedule a time for your team to meet with Planning staff to discuss any
zoning/height changes the City is considering. I am thinking any project designs you
present to the public should be vetted with staff first. This would be an opportunity
for the City to communicate our vision for the design early on, so that you dont
present design options to the public that the City would not approve.
(I hear that the Planning Department is currently considering requiring a CUP for
heights above a certain level and encouraging slender towers in the Station Area.)
Let me know when you are thinking of holding the first community meeting and
some possible dates you can pre-meet with staff.
Thanks,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:06 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thanks for the info. We met last week to discuss the meeting.
We are trying to figure out a date and location this week, and
will let you know asap. Thanks, MJ

On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
wrote:
Michael,
Attached are two lists of property owners surrounding the site: one is a 1 mile
radius, the second is a 300 ft radius (the Citys standard noticing radius for
Planning cases). This is just property owners, and does not include individual
addresses for units unless they are condos.
Did you decide on a date/plan for public meeting # 1 at your Thursday meeting?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:42 PM
To: Merlin Edwards
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thx Merlin. Hope to see you on Thurs. MJ


Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Merlin Edwards <meko11@pacbell.net> wrote:
I have been in conversation with Councilmember Pat Kernighan and
her staff. I have received a list of community groups and the contact
information for them. As we move forward we will put in place a
plan that will be develop by the Urban Core team. I the
organizations listed below are not on the list we will be sure to
incorporate them on to my list.
Merlin
From: Michael E. Johnson <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
To: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
Cc: Ronnie Turner <RTdevelops@comcast.net>; Merlin Edwards

<meko11@pacbell.net>; Michael Pyatok <mpyatok@pyatok.com>; Peter


Waller <pwaller@pyatok.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Hui Chang, thanks for all the info. I will review it all with our team
at our Thursday mtg. We will contact the various groups as
appropriate. Then we will get back to you with a proposed approach.
Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 5:19 PM, "Li, Hui Chang"
<HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
[This is the 3rd email I am sending you containing
contact info for outreach of the first public meeting for
the 12th St Parcel].
Attached is the e/mailing information for all the people
who were either interested in the Schilling Gardens
project or commented on the EIR.
(Background: Schilling Gardens is the project adjacent
to Snow Park. Opponents/historic preservation
types/anti-high rise types of this project were asking for
the City to swap this site for the 12th St Parcel in order
to save the gardens/ prevent development on the
gardens.
http://oaklandwiki.org/Schilling_Gardens
Note: some on the attached mailing list might be ones
who would be opposed to development on the 12th St
parcel too).
Heather Klein, (Planner for the Schlling Gardens site)
recommends that at a minimum that the following folks
be notified:

Oakland Heritage Alliance


info@oaklandheritagealliance.org 446 17th Street, Suite
301, Oakland CA 94612

Coalition of Advocates for Lake Merritt c/o 251

Wayne Ave, Oakland CA 94612

Golden Gate Audubon Society 2530 San Pablo


Ave, Suite G, Berkeley, CA 94702
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Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

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Todd, Amber
Li, Hui Chang
RE: 12th St Remainder DDA
Monday, March 02, 2015 8:17:53 AM
Remainder Parcel DDA Report - AT Edits.pdf

Please see my edits attached, update your report accordingly and return the updated report to
me by tomorrow.
Thank you,

Amber Todd
City Administrator Analyst
Office of the City Administrator
City of Oakland
(510) 238-6369
atodd@oakalndnet.com

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:59 PM
To: Todd, Amber
Subject: 12th St Remainder DDA

Hi Amber,
Here is draft of staff report for your review.
(I need to check on the highlighted sections.)
Let me know if you have questions. Thank you!
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

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Estes, Lesley
RE: 12th St Remainder Parcel update to Measure DD Coalition
Thursday, September 12, 2013 11:41:00 AM

OK, thanks, got it. When is the latest that Developer needs to confirm with you about getting on
the November agenda? I want to tell them to contact you no later than ????? to get on the
November agenda.
From: Estes, Lesley
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2013 7:04 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: RE: 12th St Remainder Parcel update to Measure DD Coalition

The meeting is open to the public. Prob about 20 to 30 minutes. A powerpoimnt would be
good but they would have to bring their own equip and show it on a wall. The meeting starts
at 7:10 and goes to 9. We can put them ewrly on the agenda. I will know morecafyer next
monday's meeting.
Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>


Date: 09/11/2013 1:15 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: "Estes, Lesley" <LEstes@oaklandnet.com>
Subject: RE: 12th St Remainder Parcel update to Measure DD Coalition
Could you tell me more about what will be expected of them? Should they prepare a powerpoint?
Handouts? How much time will they have? What time should they arrive?
Is this meeting open to the public or only to DD Coalition members?
Etc..
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Estes, Lesley


Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 8:51 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: RE: 12th St Remainder Parcel update to Measure DD Coalition

Yes they should come to the nivember meeting. Confirm with me thanks

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

-------- Original message -------From: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>


Date: 09/10/2013 4:23 PM (GMT-08:00)
To: "Estes, Lesley" <LEstes@oaklandnet.com>
Subject: 12th St Remainder Parcel update to Measure DD Coalition

Hi Lesley,
The Developer, UrbanCore-Integral (UCI), of the 12th Street Remainder Parcel (or the wedge) is
preparing for a community meeting for early/mid October. The exact date and location is
forthcoming but not yet public. We are aiming for an initial meeting with Planning staff for some
time next week.
I know the Measure DD Coalition is meeting next Monday. We dont have any major updates on
this project for them beyond what was communicated since their last meeting; but do you think it
would be a good idea to have the Developer come to their November 18th meeting to make a
presentation? If yes, who should Developer contact to get on the agenda?
Thanks,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

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Ronnie Turner
Li, Hui Chang
"Michael Johnson"; "Crystal Beverly"; "merlin edwards"; Estes, Lesley; Hunter, Gregory; "Mike Pyatok"; "Peter
Waller"
RE: 12th Street Community mtg
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 11:01:52 AM

Hui Chang,
We will attend this meeting and provide a presentation. We will contact Leslie for the logistics.
Thanks

Ronnie M. Turner, President


TURNER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE GROUP
4100 Redwood Road, Suite 170
Oakland, CA 94619
510.395.2766 Direct
510.250.0853 Fax
www.TurnerDevelopmentRG.com
From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2013 1:22 PM
To: Ronnie Turner
Cc: Michael Johnson; Crystal Beverly; merlin edwards; Estes, Lesley; GHunter@oaklandnet.com
Subject: RE: 12th Street Community mtg

Thanks, Ronnie. I will be there.


Also, can you please confirm your attendance at the November 18th meeting of the Measure DD
Coalition at the Lakeside Garden Center.
http://www.waterfrontaction.org/dd/index.htm
The meeting is open to the public and starts at 7:10pm and goes until 9pm. The Coalition
members want to place you early on their November agenda and get a presentation on your 12th St
Parcel proposal. If you do a Powerpoint, you will need to bring your own equipment and show it
on a wall
I am trying to get Gregory Hunter to be at the meeting as well so he can address any difficult
questions (that should be) directed at the City.
(Lesley Estes is the City staff person in Public Works who reports on Measure DD-funded projects
to this Coalition at their bimonthly meeting. Feel free to contact her directly at
lestes@oaklandnet.com if you have questions about this meeting)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313


Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Ronnie Turner [mailto:rtdevelops@comcast.net]


Sent: Monday, October 14, 2013 12:04 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: 'Michael Johnson'; 'Crystal Beverly'; 'merlin edwards'
Subject: 12th Street Community mtg

Hui-Chang,
Attached youll find a copy of the flyer well be circulating to the various stakeholders east side of
Lake Merritt. If you have any questions let me know. Thanks

Ronnie M. Turner, President


TURNER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE GROUP
4100 Redwood Road, Suite 170
Oakland, CA 94619
510.395.2766 Direct
510.250.0853 Fax
www.TurnerDevelopmentRG.com

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Li, Hui Chang


"Michael Johnson"; Lane, Patrick
Mandelman, Rafael (RMandelman@oaklandcityattorney.org)
RE: 12th Street Project
Thursday, April 30, 2015 2:26:00 PM

Michael,
I have forwarded your email to Rafael.
Note that his email RMandelman@oaklandcityattorney.org so I dont know if Zacks original
email got to Rafael.
But I talked to Patrick briefly about this and he thinks there is usually a Mortgagee Protection
section that is standard in our DDAs and that may be where we can see if we can address the
points you have raised.
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 2:08 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang; Lane, Patrick
Subject: Fwd: 12th Street Project

Below is the email that Zack sent to Rafael after talking with him.
Unfortunately no changes were made to the DDA Term Sheet. So I am
hopeful that we can deal with these issues in negotiating the fulll DDA
Document. Thanks, Michael
_______________________
Michael E. Johnson, President
UrbanCore Development, LLC
4096 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 313
Oakland, CA 94611
c: (415) 748-2300
e: mjohnson@urbancorellc.com
www.urbancorellc.com
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Zack Wasserman <ZWasserman@wendel.com>
Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015 at 11:00 AM
Subject: 12th Street Project
To: "rmandelbaum@oaklandcityattorney.org" <rmandelbaum@oaklandcityattorney.org>
Cc: Michael Johnson <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>

Rafael as we discussed here is a short explanation of our concerns with some of the term
sheet items as currently drafted.
2B and 9 (second to last cell) Completion Guaranty. It has not yet been determined
whether this project will be financed with approximately 50% equity and then a construction
loan or with 100% equity. If there is a construction lender then we expect that lender will
require a construction guaranty and will insist that any construction guarantee that may be
given to the City is both subordinate to and consistent with the lenders construction
guarantee that is a standard lender approach. Similarly if the project is done with 100%
equity, there would be an additional equity partner and that partner would want rights similar
to what a lender would have. So in either instance, whatever guarantee is negotiated needs to
be subordinate to and consistent with those interests.
We do recognize that the City has an interest in being assured that once started, this project
will be completed, but it is still important to recognize that this is a market rate deal with no
City subsidies going into the project.
I did not mention but there is a similar issue with 8, the Purchase Option. This, too, would
have to be subordinate to a construction lenders rights.
Both this issue and the one above, can be handled at this stage with language in the term
sheet that recognizes that any of these rights will be subordinate to and consistent with the
rights of the construction lender or third party equity investors.
As to item 17, there will be a permanent obligation to maintain the open space, but this will
come from the owner of the property and run with the land and the City would be protected
with lien rights against the property for violations, so this does not need any guarantee from
a third party.
Thank you for your consideration.
R. Zachary Wasserman | Wendel Rosen Black & Dean LLP

Tel: 510.834.6600 | Fax: 510.808.4691


1111 Broadway, 24th Floor | Oakland, CA 94607
zwasserman@wendel.com
www.wendel.com

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Flores, John
Lane, Patrick
Sawicki, Mark; Woo, Winnie; Li, Hui Chang
RE: 12th Street Remainder - Council Date
Friday, March 13, 2015 4:06:15 PM

Pat please keep to the original schedule approved by the Rules Committee which directed the
12 th Street Remainder parcel project to go directly to Council.
JOHN
From: Lane, Patrick
Sent: Friday, March 13, 2015 3:23 PM
To: Flores, John
Cc: Sawicki, Mark; Woo, Winnie; Li, Hui Chang
Subject: 12th Street Remainder - Council Date

I need to confirm that we can bring the 12th Street Remainder report and legislation forward on the
schedule approved by the Rules Committee, direct to Council on March 31 st. We met with
Councilmember Guillen after the report was scheduled and agreed to reschedule the report so it
would be heard at the CED Committee, on April 14 th delaying the approval 2 weeks. When Hui
Chang and I told the developer about this change he immediately met with Councilmember Guillen.
In this meeting the Councilmember agreed that the report could stay on the schedule approved by
the Rules Committee, direct to Council on March 31 st. The Councilmember also confirmed with me
his willingness to go with the approved schedule. Since you directed us the reschedule the report to
go to the CED Committee, I need direction to keep the original scheduling direct to Council.
Patrick Lane [mailto:pslane@oaklandnet.com]
Development Manager, City Of Oakland
Economic & Workforce Development Department
Project Implementation Division
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
tel (510) 238-7362
fax (510) 238-3691

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Hayes, Gil
RE: 12th Street Remainder Parcel - aka "The Wedge"
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 12:46:00 PM
PrelimPackage-1117013451.pdf

Hi Gil,
Did you prepare a legal description for this parcel? If so, please send to me. I dont see it in
the preliminary title report (attached)
Thank you,
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Hayes, Gil


Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:11 PM
To: Golde, James; Neary, Mike; Li, Hui Chang; Lau, David W
Cc: Levin, Brooke A.
Subject: 12th Street Remainder Parcel - aka "The Wedge"

Just a quick update letter on this project.


The Myar masters were signed by the City Admin. and the map was picked up by the
Title Company which has returned the subdivision to its place in the process. Assuming
that there are no other issues, the map should record within the next week or two. Upon
recording the parcel becomes a legal lot which can then be sold.
My office will/should receive a master conforming copy of the map for City records and
also a .PDF file of the recorded which I will copy and forward to each of you.
That will include surveys work on this project.
If you have any questions. Dont hesitate to call.
g
GILBERT E. HAYES, PS

- City Surveyor

Public Works Agency


250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 4344
Oakland, California - 94612

510-238-3697 (Voice) - 510-238-6633 (Fax)


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Li, Hui Chang


Hayes, Gil
Golde, James
RE: 12th Street Remainder Parcel - aka "The Wedge"
Tuesday, January 06, 2015 1:00:00 PM

So is this the legal description:


"EXHIBIT A
The land referred to is situated in the County of Alameda, City of Oakland, State of California, and is
described as follows:
Parcel 1, as shown on Parcel Map 10111, filed December 3, 2013, in Book 324 of Parcel Maps, Pages
44 through 46, Alameda County Records."
_____________________________________________
Hui-Chang Li Urban Economic Analyst
CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department
Project Implementation Division
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

-----Original Message----From: Hayes, Gil


Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2015 12:59 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: Re: 12th Street Remainder Parcel - aka "The Wedge"
The legal description IS "parcel x of parcel map 1234". Insert the correct numbers. That's it. Nothing
else
Sent
> On Jan 6, 2015, at 12:46 PM, "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
>
>
>
> Hi Gil,
>
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> Did you prepare a legal description for this parcel? If so, please send to me. I dont see it in the
preliminary title report (attached)
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> Thank you,
>
>
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> _____________________________________________
>
> Hui-Chang Li Urban Economic Analyst

>
> CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department
>
> Project Implementation Division
>
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>
> 250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612
>
> Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691
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>
> From: Hayes, Gil
> Sent: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:11 PM
> To: Golde, James; Neary, Mike; Li, Hui Chang; Lau, David W
> Cc: Levin, Brooke A.
> Subject: 12th Street Remainder Parcel - aka "The Wedge"
>
>
>
> Just a quick update letter on this project.
>
>
>
> The Myar masters were signed by the City Admin. and the map was picked up by the Title Company
which has returned the subdivision to its place in the process. Assuming that there are no other issues,
the map should record within the next week or two. Upon recording the parcel becomes a legal lot
which can then be sold.
>
>
>
> My office will/should receive a master conforming copy of the map for City records and also a .PDF
file of the recorded which I will copy and forward to each of you.
>
>
>
> That will include surveys work on this project.
>
>
>
> If you have any questions. Dont hesitate to call.
>
>
>
>g
>
>
>
> GILBERT E. HAYES, PS - City Surveyor
>
> Public Works Agency
>
> 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 4344
>
> Oakland, California - 94612

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Estes, Lesley
Li, Hui Chang; Hunter, Gregory
RE: 12th Street Remainder Parcel
Sunday, May 18, 2014 10:04:43 AM

I can attend the monday meeting.


Lesley Estes
Program Manager,
Watershed and Measure DD
City of Oakland
(510) 238-7431
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

-----Original Message----From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Sat 5/17/2014 4:21 PM
To: Hunter, Gregory
Cc: Estes, Lesley
Subject: Re: 12th Street Remainder Parcel
I have asked that this be the topic at Fred's regular Major Projects meeting this Monday at 10:30am so
that the various affected City departments could coordinate. Leslie, it would be great if you can make
that meeting.
Sent from my iPhone
On May 17, 2014, at 3:14 PM, "Hunter, Gregory" <GHunter@oaklandnet.com> wrote:

Leslie,

As you may have heard the Project Implementation Unit is currently under an Exclusive
Negotiation Agreement with Urban Core Development for the development of a high rise residential
project on the 12th street remainder parcel near Lake Merritt. The proposed project would be
immediately adjacent to another City owned parcel of land that abuts the Lake Merritt channel and
contains storm water outfall infrastructure.

The developer has proposed a subterranean auto garage which may necessitate the relocation of
the storm water outfall. We would like to share with you the current designs submitted by the
developer and receive your feedback on the feasibility of their proposed actions.

Would you please work with Hui Chang Li to schedule a time for us to meet?

Gregory

Gregory Hunter - Manager


Office of Neighborhood Investment
City of Oakland
(510) 238-2992
ghunter@oaklandnet.com

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Michael Johnson
Lane, Patrick
Li, Hui Chang; Ronnie Turner; Brad Flewellen; Merlin Edwards
Re: 12th Street Remainder Site DDA - Payment & Performance Bond
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 12:50:41 PM

Patrick, great news. Thanks for your consideration. I'm wkg on finalizing the CB'S
with Council Member Guillen, and hope to have a final draft by Friday to circulate no
later than Monday. Thx for your work on this. MJ
_____________________________
Michael E.Johnson, President
UrbanCore Development, LLC
4096 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 313
Oakland, CA 94611
c: (415) 748-2300 mjohnson@urbancorellc.com
www.urbancorellc.com
On Apr 8, 2015 1:06 PM, "Lane, Patrick" <PLane@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
We had a discussion of the payment and performance bond issue yesterday and
the City has agreed to revised the term sheet per your request. The section will
now state:

Payment and performance bonds shall be required only if they are a


requirement of the Developers lender.

This change and any agreement on community benefits per your discussion with
Councilmember Guillen will be introduced at the CED Committee and a revised
ordinance and term sheet will be published as a supplemental report for the
Council Meeting. As soon as the language for the community benefits is set, Hui
Chang can prepare the supplemental report. With these changes I assume the
meeting with the City Administrator and City Attorney is no longer required. Let
me know if there is anything else that we need to prepare for the CED Committee
next week.

Patrick Lane [mailto:pslane@oaklandnet.com]


Development Manager, City Of Oakland
Economic & Workforce Development Department
Project Implementation Division
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
tel (510) 238-7362
fax (510) 238-3691

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"Shannon Allen"
"Theresa Wallace"; Gray, Neil D.
RE: Administrative Draft #1 - Lake Merritt Boulevard Apt. Project Categorical Exemption
Monday, October 06, 2014 5:49:00 PM
LSA Lake Merrit Tower Schedule.xlsx

Hi Shannon,
I would like to share our updated schedule with the UrbanCore.
I added two columns to the original schedule LSA prepared -- actual date and expected date as of
10/6/2014.
Could you do me a favor and confirm the revised schedule?
Thank you,
_____________________________________________
Hui-Chang Li Urban Economic Analyst
CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department
Project Implementation Division
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612
Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

-----Original Message----From: Gray, Neil D.


Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 3:37 PM
To: Shannon Allen
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Theresa Wallace
Subject: RE: Administrative Draft #1 - Lake Merritt Boulevard Apt. Project Categorical Exemption
Yes these are all the comments.
Neil Gray, Planner III | City of Oakland | Bureau of Planning | 250 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 2114
|Oakland, CA 94612 | Phone: (510)238-3878 | Fax: (510) 238-4730 | Email: ngray@oaklandnet.com |
Website: www.oaklandnet.com/planning
-----Original Message----From: Shannon Allen [mailto:Shannon.Allen@lsa-assoc.com]
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 2:47 PM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Theresa Wallace
Subject: RE: Administrative Draft #1 - Lake Merritt Boulevard Apt. Project Categorical Exemption
Thanks. Are these all the comments we will be receiving? Assuming the answer is yes, we will now
work to provide a revised memo and completed TIA by Tuesday, October 21.
-----Original Message----From: Gray, Neil D. [mailto:NGray@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 12:57 PM
To: Shannon Allen; Theresa Wallace
Cc: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: FW: Administrative Draft #1 - Lake Merritt Boulevard Apt. Project Categorical Exemption

See attached comments from Heather Lee.


Neil Gray, Planner III | City of Oakland | Bureau of Planning | 250 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 2114
|Oakland, CA 94612 | Phone: (510)238-3878 | Fax: (510) 238-4730 | Email: ngray@oaklandnet.com |
Website: www.oaklandnet.com/planning
-----Original Message----From: Royal, Lenora
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2014 12:15 PM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Cc: Lee, Heather
Subject: Administrative Draft #1 - Lake Merritt Boulevard Apt. Project Categorical Exemption
Mr. Gray, Heather ask that I forward the attached to you re: the above subject matter.
Lenora Royal
Legal Secretary to
Lee, Millner, Jain, Chen, Rossi & Wald
510 238-3601 (main)
510.238-3447 (direct)
510.238-6500 (fax)
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Theresa Wallace
Li, Hui Chang
Gray, Neil D.
RE: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:44:32 PM

Yes, this table will be included.


From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:29 PM
To: Theresa Wallace
Cc: Gray, Neil D.
Subject: RE: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

OK, thanks!
I just want to confirm - will this next draft show the wind speeds in a one-pager table format for
each of the 40+ wind points for each of the configurations (A, B, C)? Basically the info in Figure 5
presented in a table format?
From: Theresa Wallace [mailto:Theresa.Wallace@lsa-assoc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:23 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Gray, Neil D.
Subject: RE: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Hi Hui
Sorry, I meant to update you earlier in the week. You will have the Screencheck report by Friday.
- Theresa
From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2014 3:21 PM
To: Theresa Wallace
Cc: Gray, Neil D.
Subject: RE: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Hi Theresa,
I understand from Michael Johnson that they made their payment to you last week.
When can the City expect the next draft (i.e. the Screencheck draft?) from you?
Thank you,
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Theresa Wallace [mailto:Theresa.Wallace@lsa-assoc.com]


Sent: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:23 PM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Cc: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: RE: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Hi Neil and Hui


We will make the requested revisions. We have notified Urban Core that we will finalize our studies
within 1 week of receiving of payment for 50 percent of our outstanding invoices. Ive asked Michael
to let me know the timing of this.
- Theresa
From: Gray, Neil D. [mailto:NGray@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:35 AM
To: Theresa Wallace
Cc: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: FW: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Hi Theresa,
See attached comments regarding the LMA CEQA analysis from our attorney, Heather Lee. Also,
please ask the wind consultant to provide the actual numbers used for the graphs on Figure 5 in
table format showing both m/s and mph.
Thanks,
Neil Gray, Planner III | City of Oakland | Bureau of Planning | 250 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 2114
|Oakland, CA 94612 | Phone: (510)238-3878 | Fax: (510) 238-4730 | Email: ngray@oaklandnet.com |
Website: www.oaklandnet.com/planning

From: Royal, Lenora


Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 4:47 PM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Cc: Lee, Heather
Subject: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Mr. Neil, please find the attached pages re: the above subject matter as promised to you by Heather
Lee. Thank you,

Lenora Royal
Legal Secretary to
Lee, Millner, Jain, Chen, Rossi & Wald
510 238-3601 (main)
510.238-3447 (direct)
510.238-6500 (fax)
lroyal@oaklandcityattorney.org
http://www.oaklandcityattorney.org/

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From:
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Subject:
Date:

Theresa Wallace
Gray, Neil D.
Li, Hui Chang
RE: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 2:25:25 PM

Hi Neil and Hui


We will make the requested revisions. We have notified Urban Core that we will finalize our studies
within 1 week of receiving of payment for 50 percent of our outstanding invoices. Ive asked Michael
to let me know the timing of this.
- Theresa
From: Gray, Neil D. [mailto:NGray@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Thursday, November 20, 2014 10:35 AM
To: Theresa Wallace
Cc: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: FW: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Hi Theresa,
See attached comments regarding the LMA CEQA analysis from our attorney, Heather Lee. Also,
please ask the wind consultant to provide the actual numbers used for the graphs on Figure 5 in
table format showing both m/s and mph.
Thanks,
Neil Gray, Planner III | City of Oakland | Bureau of Planning | 250 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 2114
|Oakland, CA 94612 | Phone: (510)238-3878 | Fax: (510) 238-4730 | Email: ngray@oaklandnet.com |
Website: www.oaklandnet.com/planning

From: Royal, Lenora


Sent: Friday, November 14, 2014 4:47 PM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Cc: Lee, Heather
Subject: Administrative Draft #2 - Lake Merrit Bjoulevard Apartments Project

Mr. Neil, please find the attached pages re: the above subject matter as promised to you by Heather
Lee. Thank you,

Lenora Royal

Legal Secretary to
Lee, Millner, Jain, Chen, Rossi & Wald
510 238-3601 (main)
510.238-3447 (direct)
510.238-6500 (fax)
lroyal@oaklandcityattorney.org
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Hayes, Gil
Li, Hui Chang
RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:29:30 AM

Followup: Have his surveyor contact us and we will provide additional information to
facilitate his topo work. He will need to prepare a survey for his building permit in any
event.
g
GILBERT E. HAYES, PS

- City Surveyor

Public Works Agency


250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 4344
Oakland, California - 94612

510-238-3697 (Voice) - 510-238-6633 (Fax)


N 2120485.74096 <> E 6049710.38229

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From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 11:06 AM
To: Hayes, Gil; Golde, James
Cc: Neary, Mike
Subject: RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

Thanks Gil,
The parcel map shows the boundaries for the site but the Developer is asking for a map with the
topography/elevation. Is this something the City somehow has to provide them?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Hayes, Gil


Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:07 AM
To: Golde, James; Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Neary, Mike
Subject: RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

The map is working its way up and over the city hall chain.
I have drafted a memo from Brooke Levin (the Director of Public Works) to Deana Santana
requesting her signature on the map.
I have asked to be notified for questions or upon completion so that I can pick it up. Once
signed we are back to the title company for recording.
g
GILBERT E. HAYES, PS

- City Surveyor

Public Works Agency


250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 4344
Oakland, California - 94612

510-238-3697 (Voice) - 510-238-6633 (Fax)


N 2120485.74096 <> E 6049710.38229

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From: Golde, James


Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:45 AM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Hayes, Gil
Subject: RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

Hui Chang,
It is still with Gill Hays. He had corrections to be made to it and needs to get Deanas
signature on final parcel map before it can be recorded.
Regards,

JamesGolde

Manager | Real Estate Services


510-238-6354

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:53 PM
To: Golde, James
Subject: Fwd: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

James, what's the status if the parcel map?

Sent from my iPhone


Begin forwarded message:
From: "Michael E. Johnson" <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
Date: October 29, 2013 at 7:49:31 PM PDT
To: Hui Chang Li <HLi@oaklandnet.com>, Ronnie Turner
<RTdevelops@comcast.net>, Patrick Lane <PSLane@oaklandnet.com>, Peter
Waller <pwaller@pyatok.com>
Cc: Doug Austin <dhaustin@avrpstudios.com>, Michael Pyatok
<mpyatok@pyatok.com>
Subject: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Does anyone have a boundary survey of the site w topo, perhaps created from
the roadway improvements? The architects need it before we get a site specific
survey done. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Hayes, Gil
Golde, James; Li, Hui Chang
Neary, Mike
RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:06:45 AM

The map is working its way up and over the city hall chain.
I have drafted a memo from Brooke Levin (the Director of Public Works) to Deana Santana
requesting her signature on the map.
I have asked to be notified for questions or upon completion so that I can pick it up. Once
signed we are back to the title company for recording.
g
GILBERT E. HAYES, PS

- City Surveyor

Public Works Agency


250 Frank Ogawa Plaza; Suite 4344
Oakland, California - 94612

510-238-3697 (Voice) - 510-238-6633 (Fax)


N 2120485.74096 <> E 6049710.38229

Confidentiality Notice: This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged information and/or confidential
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From: Golde, James


Sent: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:45 AM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Hayes, Gil
Subject: RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

Hui Chang,
It is still with Gill Hays. He had corrections to be made to it and needs to get Deanas
signature on final parcel map before it can be recorded.
Regards,

JamesGolde

Manager | Real Estate Services


510-238-6354

From: Li, Hui Chang

Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:53 PM


To: Golde, James
Subject: Fwd: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

James, what's the status if the parcel map?


Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Michael E. Johnson" <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
Date: October 29, 2013 at 7:49:31 PM PDT
To: Hui Chang Li <HLi@oaklandnet.com>, Ronnie Turner
<RTdevelops@comcast.net>, Patrick Lane <PSLane@oaklandnet.com>, Peter
Waller <pwaller@pyatok.com>
Cc: Doug Austin <dhaustin@avrpstudios.com>, Michael Pyatok
<mpyatok@pyatok.com>
Subject: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Does anyone have a boundary survey of the site w topo, perhaps created from
the roadway improvements? The architects need it before we get a site specific
survey done. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Golde, James
Li, Hui Chang
Hayes, Gil
RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 9:45:20 AM

Hui Chang,
It is still with Gill Hays. He had corrections to be made to it and needs to get Deanas
signature on final parcel map before it can be recorded.
Regards,

JamesGolde

Manager | Real Estate Services


510-238-6354

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:53 PM
To: Golde, James
Subject: Fwd: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site

James, what's the status if the parcel map?


Sent from my iPhone
Begin forwarded message:
From: "Michael E. Johnson" <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
Date: October 29, 2013 at 7:49:31 PM PDT
To: Hui Chang Li <HLi@oaklandnet.com>, Ronnie Turner
<RTdevelops@comcast.net>, Patrick Lane <PSLane@oaklandnet.com>, Peter
Waller <pwaller@pyatok.com>
Cc: Doug Austin <dhaustin@avrpstudios.com>, Michael Pyatok
<mpyatok@pyatok.com>
Subject: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Does anyone have a boundary survey of the site w topo, perhaps created from
the roadway improvements? The architects need it before we get a site specific
survey done. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Ronnie Turner
"Michael E. Johnson"; Li, Hui Chang; Lane, Patrick; "Peter Waller"
"Doug Austin"; "Michael Pyatok"
RE: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 8:18:59 PM

I thought I had typo from the reconfiguration of the realigned streets, but
I didn't find it in my files.
Ronnie M. Turner, President
TURNER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE GROUP
4100 Redwood Road, Suite 170
Oakland, CA 94619
510.395.2766 Direct
510.250.0853 Fax
www.TurnerDevelopmentRG.com
-----Original Message----From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:50 PM
To: Hui Chang Li; Ronnie Turner; Patrick Lane; Peter Waller
Cc: Doug Austin; Michael Pyatok
Subject: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Does anyone have a boundary survey of the site w topo, perhaps created from
the roadway improvements? The architects need it before we get a site
specific survey done. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Michael Johnson
Li, Hui Chang
Michael Pyatok; Doug Austin; Ronnie Turner; Peter Waller; Lane, Patrick
Re: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:29:01 AM

Thanks Hui Chang, Sht 3 has the boundary dimensions we need. We just don't have any
elevations that I can see on this sheet. But Pyatok has some elevations that I they sent
to AVRP-Doug. Thanks, Michael

On Wed, Oct 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Is the attached what you are looking for?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst
Office of Neighborhood Investment
City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
-----Original Message----From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 7:50 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang; Ronnie Turner; Lane, Patrick; Peter Waller
Cc: Doug Austin; Michael Pyatok
Subject: Boundary Survey E 12 St Surplus Site
Does anyone have a boundary survey of the site w topo, perhaps created
from the roadway improvements? The architects need it before we get a
site specific survey done. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC

457 10th Street


San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office

---------- Forwarded message ---------From: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>


To: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
Cc:
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 17:35:01 -0700
Subject: Final Parcel Map - 12th Street Wedge
PDFs of yet-to-be-recorded and completed (now signed almost by all necessary
parties) map for the Wedge.

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Li, Hui Chang


Tran, Paul
RE: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)
Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:15:00 AM

Ok, sounds good. Just FYI, the sale and development agreement for this property is going to City
Council on May 5th , so I will know more after that.
If I anticipate big changes in schedule before 2016, I will be sure to let you know.
I understand you need at least 45 days to give the contractor notice to vacate the property.

From: Tran, Paul


Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 10:10 AM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Mach, Randy
Subject: RE: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)

Hui-Chang,
Thank you for the prompt response. I have it on my calendar to follow up with you in Feb 2016 for
an update.
Paul Tran, P.E.
Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Project Delivery Division
City of Oakland | Public Works Department | APWA Accredited Agency
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-6493 | (510) 238-6633 Fax
ptran2@oaklandnet.com
Report A Problem | Public Works Agency Call Center | (510) 615-5566
www.oaklandpw.com | pwacallcenter@oaklandnet.com | Mobile app: SeeClickFix

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, April 16, 2015 9:30 AM
To: Tran, Paul
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Mach, Randy
Subject: Re: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)

Hi Paul,
At this point, we do not expect transfer of property to happen in this fiscal year -- the earliest will be
Spring 2016.
I will keep you posted.

Hui-Chang

On Apr 16, 2015, at 8:34 AM, "Tran, Paul" <PTran2@oaklandnet.com> wrote:


Hi Hui Chang,
Per our previous conversation, you said you would have a better sense by April 21 st if
my Contractor needs to vacate the subject parcel. I am just following up to see if there
is any new development. I will need to give my Contractor 45 calendar days advance
notice to vacate if it comes to that. Please advise at your earliest convenience. Thanks.
Paul Tran, P.E.
Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Project Delivery Division
City of Oakland | Public Works Department | APWA Accredited Agency
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-6493 | (510) 238-6633 Fax
ptran2@oaklandnet.com
Report A Problem | Public Works Agency Call Center | (510) 615-5566
www.oaklandpw.com | pwacallcenter@oaklandnet.com | Mobile app: SeeClickFix

From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]


Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 2:23 PM
To: Tran, Paul
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Golde, James
Subject: RE: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)

Hi Paul,
The parcel is currently owned by the City. We expect transfer of ownership to happen
by June 30, 2015, pending of City Council approval of a DDA that is expected by
April 21, 2015.
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Tran, Paul


Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 3:08 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Golde, James
Subject: RE: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)

Hi Hui Chang,

Any update would be greatly appreciated. If need be, I will need a few months
advanced notice to have the Contractor fully vacate & restore the parcel accordingly.
Thanks.
Paul Tran, P.E.
Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Project Delivery Division
City of Oakland | Public Works Department | APWA Accredited Agency
250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 238-6493 | (510) 238-6633 Fax
ptran2@oaklandnet.com
Report A Problem | Public Works Agency Call Center | (510) 615-5566
www.oaklandpw.com | pwacallcenter@oaklandnet.com | Mobile app: SeeClickFix

From: Golde, James [mailto:JGolde@oaklandnet.com]


Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 3:56 PM
To: Tran, Paul
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Lane, Patrick
Subject: RE: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)

Paul,
Hui Chang can better advise you to the time table. But it is soon.

Regards,

JamesGolde

Manager | Real Estate Services


510-238-6354

From: Tran, Paul


Sent: Thursday, March 05, 2015 3:01 PM
To: Golde, James
Subject: C277110 LMC10 (Parcel @ E 12th St & 2nd Ave)

Hi James,
Can you update me on any new development to the subject parcel? Has there been a
change in ownership status? My Contractor for the 10 th Street bridge project presently
occupies the parcel and is using it for staging & storage of materials. If there has been
a change in ownership, I will need to know when my contractor will need to vacate and
restore the parcel accordingly. Thanks for your time.
Paul Tran, P.E.
Bureau of Engineering and Construction, Project Delivery Division
City of Oakland | Public Works Department | APWA Accredited Agency

250 Frank Ogawa Plaza, 4th Floor | Oakland, CA 94612


(510) 238-6493 | (510) 238-6633 Fax
ptran2@oaklandnet.com
Report A Problem | Public Works Agency Call Center | (510) 615-5566
www.oaklandpw.com | pwacallcenter@oaklandnet.com | Mobile app: SeeClickFix

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Li, Hui Chang


"Naomi Schiff"
RE: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?
Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:21:00 PM

OK, thanks. Another option is to have this DD task force meeting w/ Developer on July 16th
after staff has received the Developers latest design plans. What do you think would be better??
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Naomi Schiff [mailto:Naomi@17th.com]


Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:54 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: Re: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?

Thanks! I have asked the others to come up with some good dates and times, and will try to
get back to you tomorrow. Thanks so much,
Naomi

------------------------------Naomi Schiff
Seventeenth Street Studios
410 12th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
510-835-1717
www.17th.com
Just a few steps from the 12th Street BART station
On Jun 19, 2014, at 3:33 PM, Li, Hui Chang wrote:
Hi Naomi,
Yes, can you propose some times? We could do it at the Citys office (250 FOP), unless you have
another location in mind.

Can you provide me the name and contact of the invitees?


UrbanCore is due to submit to me their latest design proposal by July 15th, but just FYI after
receiving your letter they are moving away from any parking under the park, and a lower unit
count of 280+/- with the similar gross sq. feet as the original scheme that was 247 units.
Leslie and I were talking about the possibility of not having UrbanCore present at July 21st , and
instead simply have staff give an update and have UrbanCore host their own community meeting
later in July/August, in the interest of the Measure DD meeting not getting hijacked
I suggest we have this smaller meeting b/w small group of Measure DD and Developer before
July 15th and I can help set that up.
____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Naomi Schiff [mailto:Naomi@17th.com]


Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:20 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?

Hello there!
We'd like an opportunity for the (not large, just a few people) DD Task Group to meet with
the URban Core folks regarding the parcel at Lake Merritt B lvd and E. 12th St. to discuss
their plans. Can you help us set up such a meeting?
Thank you!
Naomi

------------------------------Naomi Schiff
Seventeenth Street Studios
410 12th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
510-835-1717
www.17th.com
Just a few steps from the 12th Street BART station

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Li, Hui Chang


"Naomi Schiff"
Estes, Lesley
RE: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?
Wednesday, July 02, 2014 5:27:00 PM

Hi Naomi,
Just checking in
I havent heard back from you about possible meeting dates with UrbanCore.
What have you and your group decided?
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 5:22 PM
To: 'Naomi Schiff'
Subject: RE: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?

OK, thanks. Another option is to have this DD task force meeting w/ Developer on July 16th
after staff has received the Developers latest design plans. What do you think would be better??
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Naomi Schiff [mailto:Naomi@17th.com]


Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:54 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: Re: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?

Thanks! I have asked the others to come up with some good dates and times, and will try to
get back to you tomorrow. Thanks so much,
Naomi

-------------------------------

Naomi Schiff
Seventeenth Street Studios
410 12th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
510-835-1717
www.17th.com
Just a few steps from the 12th Street BART station
On Jun 19, 2014, at 3:33 PM, Li, Hui Chang wrote:
Hi Naomi,
Yes, can you propose some times? We could do it at the Citys office (250 FOP), unless you have
another location in mind.
Can you provide me the name and contact of the invitees?
UrbanCore is due to submit to me their latest design proposal by July 15th, but just FYI after
receiving your letter they are moving away from any parking under the park, and a lower unit
count of 280+/- with the similar gross sq. feet as the original scheme that was 247 units.
Leslie and I were talking about the possibility of not having UrbanCore present at July 21st , and
instead simply have staff give an update and have UrbanCore host their own community meeting
later in July/August, in the interest of the Measure DD meeting not getting hijacked
I suggest we have this smaller meeting b/w small group of Measure DD and Developer before
July 15th and I can help set that up.
____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Naomi Schiff [mailto:Naomi@17th.com]


Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2014 3:20 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: Can we set up a smallish meeting with developer?

Hello there!
We'd like an opportunity for the (not large, just a few people) DD Task Group to meet with

the URban Core folks regarding the parcel at Lake Merritt B lvd and E. 12th St. to discuss
their plans. Can you help us set up such a meeting?
Thank you!
Naomi

------------------------------Naomi Schiff
Seventeenth Street Studios
410 12th Street, Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607
510-835-1717
www.17th.com
Just a few steps from the 12th Street BART station

From:
To:
Cc:

Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Li, Hui Chang


Michael Johnson (mjohnson@urbancorellc.com)
Merlin Edwards (meko11@pacbell.net); Michael Pyatok (mpyatok@pyatok.com);
"<cbeverly@urbancorellc.com>"; Hunter, Gregory (GHunter@oaklandnet.com); Lane, Patrick; Faye Paulson
(fpaulson@urbancorellc.com); Ronnie Turner (rtdevelops@comcast.net); Gray, Neil D.
RE: CEQA consultant (and updated ENA schedule)
Friday, January 10, 2014 6:04:00 PM
UCI ENA Schedule of Performance - revised 12-20-13.xlsx
City Guidelines for Environmental Contracts (1-5-12).pdf

Hi Michael,
I didnt hear from you this week but am checking in on the schedule of deliverables for our ENA:
1.
2.
3.
4.

Project Team info (not yet received, please submit to me )


Latest financing/ pro-forma info for project (not yet received, please submit to me)
Zoning Pre-application (received thx!)
Proposed Scope of Work for Projects CEQA approach. See attached guidelines for hiring
CEQA consultant for your project. When you have selected your CEQA consultant, I can
set up meeting for your team to meet with City staff to review/comment on draft scope of
work. You will need the Citys approval of the Scope before it becomes finalized.

Let me know if you have questions.


~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:34 PM
To: Faye Paulson (fpaulson@urbancorellc.com); Ronnie Turner (rtdevelops@comcast.net)
Cc: Michael Johnson (mjohnson@urbancorellc.com); Merlin Edwards (meko11@pacbell.net); Michael
Pyatok (mpyatok@pyatok.com); '<cbeverly@urbancorellc.com>'; Hunter, Gregory
(GHunter@oaklandnet.com); Lane, Patrick
Subject: RE: CEQA consultant (and updated ENA schedule)

Faye and Ronnie,


Following our meeting last week, my understanding is that you will soon be retaining a CEQA
consultant to propose a Scope/CEQA approach for your project, based on the LMSAPs Draft EIR.
Since the LMSAP and EIR is now expected to be adopted in June and since your projects CEQA
document will be tier-ing off of the Plans EIR (and relying on the zoning/GP changes proposed
in the Plan), I expect the earliest your projects CEQA document can be heard by Planning
Commission is July.
So, I have updated the status of our ENA schedule (see attached), working with the assumption
that: (1) your projects CEQA work will begin now, concurrent with the LMSAPs Draft EIR
schedule for adoption (as opposed to the LMSAPs Final EIR which would have been ideal), but
(2) will not (/cannot) get adopted by City Council until after LMSAP EIR is adopted.

As for
1.
2.
3.
4.

upcoming ENA deliverables:


Project Team info (please submit to me)
Latest financing/ pro-forma info for project (please submit to me)
Zoning Pre-application (please submit ASAP, if not already done so)
Proposed Scope of Work for Projects CEQA approach lets aim for meeting with your
CEQA consultant and Planning staff in January

To be clear on the schedule: the earliest I expect we will be able to get a DDA scheduled for
action by City Council is September 2014 (as opposed to original goal of July 2014).
We can meet to discuss this in the new year, if you want, but feel free contact me before then.
(Also, reminder that: Comments on LMSAPs Draft EIR are to be submitted no later than 4:00
p.m. on December 20, 2013 to Christina Ferracane at 510-238-3903 or
cferracane@oaklandnet.com.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 4:27 PM
To: Faye Paulson (fpaulson@urbancorellc.com)
Cc: Michael Johnson (mjohnson@urbancorellc.com); Ronnie Turner (rtdevelops@comcast.net); Merlin
Edwards (meko11@pacbell.net); Michael Pyatok (mpyatok@pyatok.com); <cbeverly@urbancorellc.com>
Subject: CEQA consultant

Hi Faye,
This is a follow-up email to our phone conversation on Friday.
The Draft EIR for the LMSAP has just been released for public review:
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PBN/OurServices/Application/DOWD009157
Comments are to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 20, 2013 (extended from Dec.
16) to Christina Ferracane at 510-238-3903 or cferracane@oaklandnet.com.
The City has scheduled two public hearings on the DEIR:
Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board
Monday, November 18, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

City Planning Commission


Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Oakland City Hall, Council Chambers
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

At this time, you should retain a CEQA consultant. You mentioned you are considering
LSA/Shannon Allen and I asked around internally if the City would have a problem with that
choice for any reason and I am confirming we do not. I recommend you ask about the Oaklandbased experience of the project manager to be assigned. ESA is another option for you to consider
I heard good things about them and they prepared the EIR for the Citys Broadway-Valdez
Specific Plan.
(Just FYI, Dyett & Bhatti prepared the EIR for LMSAP, with Kimley-Horn as the sub for traffic,
but I am not necessarily recommending them since they have not been able to turn deliverables to
the City on time.)
Per our ENA, the CEQA consultant you select should read the LMSAP and Draft EIR and
compare your proposed development project with the development program assumed for the
LMSAP; then determine if DEIR is adequate for CEQA clearance of the proposed development
project or what else definitely needs to be studied. Assuming the CEQA consultant determines
additional work is required, they would prepare a Scope of Work for you and this will need to be
reviewed by the City as well. It would be around this time that I arrange for CEQA consultant to
meet with the necessary City staff, including Planner Neil Gray, to discuss the proposed
Scope/CEQA approach. The goal of the meeting would be for us to get on the same page and
clarify City expectations before you issue a notice to proceed to the CEQA consultant.
At this time, if you havent already, you should prepare to submit a zoning pre-application.
A submittal is required prior to Planning providing environmental review:
http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/ceda/documents/webcontent/oak035214.pdf

Note that since the City is behind schedule on the LMSAP, at this point we do not expect City
Council to take action on the LMSAP until Spring 2014 which means we may not have a Final
LMSAP EIR until as late as April 2014. (When we got City Council approval for our ENA,
certification of Final EIR for LMSAP was expected to be ready by December 2013). So, just to be
clear, even if your CEQA consultant starts on what they can now, based on the Draft EIR, since
your projects CEQA document will be tier-ing off of the Plans EIR, your CEQA document
cannot be finalized until after the LMSAP EIR is finalized. And it is hard to predict now how
different the LMSAPs Draft EIR will be from the Final version but I will keep you posted on any
controversies that may arise during the public comment period
Just FYI, here is an updated schedule for the LMSAP & EIR but this is just my own
approximation and not at all official or public:
Date
Fall 2013

Public Body
Landmarks Preservation Advisory
Board
Planning Commission

Meeting Topic

W

'W
'

/Z

Winter 2013

Spring 2014


Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory


Committee
Parks and Recreation Advisory
Commission

Planning Commission
City Council

W
'W
'

/Z

&W
&'W
&'

&/Z
And, yes, our City Attorney (Heather Lee) for the LMSAP recommends you retain your own
CEQA attorney. Depending on who your CEQA consultant is, its true you may not need one (at
least not right away) but it is helpful to have an attorney to deal with any complications or
controversy about your project that might come up and/or if your CEQA consultant needs someone
to confer with, etc..
Let me know if you have any other questions about the CEQA deliverables as related to our ENA.
Thanks,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Michael Johnson
Li, Hui Chang
merlin edwards; Mike Pyatok; Crystal Beverly; Hunter, Gregory; Lane, Patrick; Faye Paulson; Ronnie Turner;
Gray, Neil D.; John Given
Re: CEQA consultant (and updated ENA schedule)
Monday, January 13, 2014 10:20:26 AM

Hui Chang, thanks for your email. See my comments to the ENA items below in CAPS:

As for upcoming ENA deliverables:


1. Project Team info (please submit to me) (WE WILL PUT THIS INFORMATION TOGETHER AND
SUBMIT BY THE END OF THIS MONTH. THIS ITEM WAS PROBABLY OUT OF SEQUENCE, BUT WE
WILL ADDRESS IT NOW)
2. Latest financing/ pro-forma info for project (please submit to me) (THE DESIGN AND PROGRAMMING
HAS BEEN REFINED SUBSTANTIALLY BASED ON CONSTRUCTION COSTS IMPACT AND MARKET
REVIEW. WE HAVE SPENT CONSIDERABLE TIME OVER THE LAST 2-3 MONTHS WORKING WITH
OUR ARCHITECT/CONTRACTOR TEAM. OUR GOAL IS A SUBMITTAL BY THE END OF THIS MONTH
OF THIS REVISED CONCEPT DESIGN AND A FINANCIAL PROFORMA INCLUDING CURRENT
CONSTRUCTION NUMBERS.)
3. Zoning Pre-application (please submit ASAP, if not already done so) (HAS BEEN SUBMITTED ALONG
WITH THE REQUIRED FEE)
4. Proposed Scope of Work for Projects CEQA approach lets aim for meeting with your CEQA consultant and
Planning staff in January (WORKING ON THIS WITH OUR PROPOSED CONSULTANT, AND A MEETING
AT THE END OF THIS MONTH WOULD BE APPROPRIATE IN CONJUNCTION WITH A REVIEW WITH
PLANNING ON THE REVISED CONCEPT PLANS)

On Fri, Jan 10, 2014 at 6:04 PM, Li, Hui Chang <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Hi Michael,

I didnt hear from you this week but am checking in on the schedule of deliverables for our
ENA:

1. Project Team info (not yet received, please submit to me )


2. Latest financing/ pro-forma info for project (not yet received, please submit to me)
3. Zoning Pre-application (received thx!)
4. Proposed Scope of Work for Projects CEQA approach. See attached guidelines for
hiring CEQA consultant for your project. When you have selected your CEQA consultant,
I can set up meeting for your team to meet with City staff to review/comment on draft
scope of work. You will need the Citys approval of the Scope before it becomes finalized.

Let me know if you have questions.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, December 19, 2013 2:34 PM
To: Faye Paulson (fpaulson@urbancorellc.com); Ronnie Turner (rtdevelops@comcast.net)
Cc: Michael Johnson (mjohnson@urbancorellc.com); Merlin Edwards (meko11@pacbell.net); Michael
Pyatok (mpyatok@pyatok.com); '<cbeverly@urbancorellc.com>'; Hunter, Gregory
(GHunter@oaklandnet.com); Lane, Patrick
Subject: RE: CEQA consultant (and updated ENA schedule)

Faye and Ronnie,

Following our meeting last week, my understanding is that you will soon be retaining a

CEQA consultant to propose a Scope/CEQA approach for your project, based on the
LMSAPs Draft EIR. Since the LMSAP and EIR is now expected to be adopted in June
and since your projects CEQA document will be tier-ing off of the Plans EIR (and
relying on the zoning/GP changes proposed in the Plan), I expect the earliest your projects
CEQA document can be heard by Planning Commission is July.

So, I have updated the status of our ENA schedule (see attached), working with the
assumption that: (1) your projects CEQA work will begin now, concurrent with the
LMSAPs Draft EIR schedule for adoption (as opposed to the LMSAPs Final EIR which
would have been ideal), but (2) will not (/cannot) get adopted by City Council until after
LMSAP EIR is adopted.

As for upcoming ENA deliverables:


1. Project Team info (please submit to me)
2. Latest financing/ pro-forma info for project (please submit to me)
3. Zoning Pre-application (please submit ASAP, if not already done so)
4. Proposed Scope of Work for Projects CEQA approach lets aim for meeting with
your CEQA consultant and Planning staff in January

To be clear on the schedule: the earliest I expect we will be able to get a DDA scheduled
for action by City Council is September 2014 (as opposed to original goal of July 2014).

We can meet to discuss this in the new year, if you want, but feel free contact me before
then.

(Also, reminder that: Comments on LMSAPs Draft EIR are to be submitted no later than
4:00 p.m. on December 20, 2013 to Christina Ferracane at 510-238-3903 or
cferracane@oaklandnet.com.)

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 4:27 PM
To: Faye Paulson (fpaulson@urbancorellc.com)
Cc: Michael Johnson (mjohnson@urbancorellc.com); Ronnie Turner (rtdevelops@comcast.net); Merlin
Edwards (meko11@pacbell.net); Michael Pyatok (mpyatok@pyatok.com);
<cbeverly@urbancorellc.com>
Subject: CEQA consultant

Hi Faye,

This is a follow-up email to our phone conversation on Friday.

The Draft EIR for the LMSAP has just been released for public review:

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/Government/o/PBN/OurServices/Application/DOWD009157

Comments are to be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. on December 20, 2013 (extended
from Dec. 16) to Christina Ferracane at 510-238-3903 or cferracane@oaklandnet.com.

The City has scheduled two public hearings on the DEIR:

Landmarks Preservation Advisory Board


Monday, November 18, 2013
6:00 p.m.

Oakland City Hall, Hearing Room 1


One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

City Planning Commission


Wednesday, November 20, 2013
6:00 p.m.
Oakland City Hall, Council Chambers
One Frank H. Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612

At this time, you should retain a CEQA consultant. You mentioned you are considering
LSA/Shannon Allen and I asked around internally if the City would have a problem with
that choice for any reason and I am confirming we do not. I recommend you ask about the
Oakland-based experience of the project manager to be assigned. ESA is another option
for you to consider I heard good things about them and they prepared the EIR for the
Citys Broadway-Valdez Specific Plan.

(Just FYI, Dyett & Bhatti prepared the EIR for LMSAP, with Kimley-Horn as the sub for
traffic, but I am not necessarily recommending them since they have not been able to turn
deliverables to the City on time.)

Per our ENA, the CEQA consultant you select should read the LMSAP and Draft EIR and
compare your proposed development project with the development program assumed for
the LMSAP; then determine if DEIR is adequate for CEQA clearance of the proposed
development project or what else definitely needs to be studied. Assuming the CEQA
consultant determines additional work is required, they would prepare a Scope of Work for
you and this will need to be reviewed by the City as well. It would be around this time that
I arrange for CEQA consultant to meet with the necessary City staff, including Planner
Neil Gray, to discuss the proposed Scope/CEQA approach. The goal of the meeting would
be for us to get on the same page and clarify City expectations before you issue a notice to
proceed to the CEQA consultant.

At this time, if you havent already, you should prepare to submit a zoning preapplication. A submittal is required prior to Planning providing environmental review:

http://www2.oaklandnet.com/oakca1/groups/ceda/documents/webcontent/oak035214.pdf

Note that since the City is behind schedule on the LMSAP, at this point we do not expect
City Council to take action on the LMSAP until Spring 2014 which means we may not
have a Final LMSAP EIR until as late as April 2014. (When we got City Council approval
for our ENA, certification of Final EIR for LMSAP was expected to be ready by December
2013). So, just to be clear, even if your CEQA consultant starts on what they can now,
based on the Draft EIR, since your projects CEQA document will be tier-ing off of the
Plans EIR, your CEQA document cannot be finalized until after the LMSAP EIR is
finalized. And it is hard to predict now how different the LMSAPs Draft EIR will be from
the Final version but I will keep you posted on any controversies that may arise during the
public comment period

Just FYI, here is an updated schedule for the LMSAP & EIR but this is just my own
approximation and not at all official or public:
Date
Fall 2013

Public Body
Landmarks Preservation Advisory
Board
Planning Commission

Meeting Topic

W

'W

'

Winter 2013

Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory


Committee
Parks and Recreation Advisory
Commission

/Z
W
'W

'

/Z
Spring 2014

Planning Commission

(tentatively in
April)

City Council

&W
&'W

&'

&/Z

And, yes, our City Attorney (Heather Lee) for the LMSAP recommends you retain your
own CEQA attorney. Depending on who your CEQA consultant is, its true you may not
need one (at least not right away) but it is helpful to have an attorney to deal with any
complications or controversy about your project that might come up and/or if your CEQA
consultant needs someone to confer with, etc..

Let me know if you have any other questions about the CEQA deliverables as related to
our ENA.

Thanks,

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Lane, Patrick
Li, Hui Chang
RE: CEQA consultant for 12th St Parcel
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 9:15:20 AM

I have no issues with LSA. But it is up to UrbanCore.


Patrick Lane [mailto:pslane@oaklandnet.com]
Redevelopment Manager, City Of Oakland
Office of Neighborhood Investment
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
tel (510) 238-7362
fax (510) 238-3691
From: Li, Hui Chang
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2013 1:09 PM
To: Lane, Patrick
Subject: CEQA consultant for 12th St Parcel

Patrick,
UrbanCore is thinking of using LSA (Shannon Allen) to do be their CEQA consultant for
their Lake Merritt Boulevard Apartments project on the 12th St Remainder and they are just
checking in with me to see if this is OK or if we have a problem with choice.
I dont see a problem with this choosing LSA, but just want to confirm with you, in case
you have experience dealing with LSA and if you know of any red flags. I am planning to
recommend they find out who would be the project manager at LSA and what recent
experience s/he has specifically with Oakland. I talked to both Hui and Esther and they both
have a general thumbs up for LSA.
I know that Dyett & Bhattia prepared the EIR for LMSAP. Kimley-Horn is the sub for the
traffic analysis portion and I hear is the reason the DEIR is delayed in this last week. I was
initially going to recommend them but I am hearing that is not a good idea given the most
recent delays.
ESA prepared the EIR for the Broadway-Valdez Specific Plan and have heard good things
about them too and will pass this info along to Developer.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Gray, Neil D.
Li, Hui Chang
RE: CEQA section
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:25:29 AM

RECOMMENDATION
(1) Accept staffs environmental determination and findings that (a) anticipated
environmental effects of the project have been evaluated by the Lake Merritt Station
Area Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) (certified November 2014)
and, for the reasons discussed in this report, including Attachment B, no further
environmental review is required; and (b) that the project is also exempt from CEQA
further CEQA review as discussed in this report.
(2) Approve the project based upon the attached findings and subject to the attached
conditions of approval
Neil Gray, Planner III | City of Oakland | Bureau of Planning | 250 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 2114
|Oakland, CA 94612 | Phone: (510)238-3878 | Fax: (510) 238-4730 | Email: ngray@oaklandnet.com |
Website: www.oaklandnet.com/planning

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 11:21 AM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Subject: RE: CEQA section

Hi Neil,
Sorry if I am missing this from my reading your staff report but it is not clear to mewhat
exactly are you seeking approval from Planning Commission?
Is it planning permits for the project??
In regards to CEQA, what are you seeking from Planning Commission since this project is exempt
from CEQA?
(I need help with some wording in my staff report)
Thank you!
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Li, Hui Chang

Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 9:40 AM


To: Gray, Neil D.
Subject: RE: CEQA section

Thanks, Neil. Ive been thinking the Specific Plan was certified in December 2014. Am I wrong?
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Gray, Neil D.


Sent: Friday, February 27, 2015 8:52 AM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: RE: CEQA section

The anticipated environmental effects of the project have been evaluated by the Lake Merritt
Station Area Plan Final Environmental Impact Report (Final EIR) (certified November
2014). The project is also Categorically Exempt under Section 15332 of the State CEQA
Guidelines: In-Fill Development Projects; Section 15183 of the State CEQA Guidelines:
Projects consistent with a Community Plan, General Plan or Zoning; and 15183.3
(Streamlining for Infill Projects). These analyses and exemptions satisfy CEQA requirements
on a separate and independent basis.
Neil Gray, Planner III | City of Oakland | Bureau of Planning | 250 Frank H. Ogawa, Suite 2114
|Oakland, CA 94612 | Phone: (510)238-3878 | Fax: (510) 238-4730 | Email: ngray@oaklandnet.com |
Website: www.oaklandnet.com/planning

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2015 6:05 PM
To: Gray, Neil D.
Subject: CEQA section

Hi Neil,
Can you please help me get the right CEQA language for my staff report? This is the one-liner I
have so far that I lifted from past staff reports but I know it is not correct. Thank you!

CEQA
The project is expected to be approved by the Planning Commission on March 18, 2015 with
a Notice of Exemption (NOE) based on an in-fill exemption (Section 15332 on the California
Environmental Quality Act).
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department

Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Grant, Deborah (Cornwell)


Li, Hui Chang
RE: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland
Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:52:10 AM

Insurance does not conform with Schedule Q.

Contractor shall maintain commercial general liability (CGL) and, if necessary, commercial
umbrella insurance with a limit of not less than $2,000,000 each occurrence. If such CGL
insurance contains a general aggregate limit, it shall apply separately to this location/project
or the general aggregate limit shall be twice the required occurrence limit.
Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions insurance as appropriate for design/build
operations with limits not less than $2,000,000 each claim and $2,000,000 aggregate.
Thanks,
DEB GRANT
Risk Manager

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:39 AM
To: Grant, Deborah (Cornwell)
Subject: FW: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Deborah,
I am resending for your review. Please advise. Thank you,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:56 PM
To: Grant, Deborah (Cornwell)
Subject: FW: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Hi Deb,
Could you or someone in your office please help me review the attached Certificate of Insurance to
confirm that it complies with Schedule Q?
This is from a Developer entity with whom the City is in an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement
with.
Let me know if you need me to answer any questions.

Thank you,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Faye Paulson [mailto:fpaulson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 10:44 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang; Michael Johnson
Subject: Fwd: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Hi Hui Chang,
Attached is our proof of insurance.
Faye Paulson | Senior Project Manager
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street | San Francisco, CA 94103
Direct Line: 415.553.4028 | Cell: 510.862.5629 | Fax: 415.553.4021
fpaulson@urbancorellc.com | www.urbancorellc.com
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Brienne Myers <Brienne@imwis.com>
Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Subject: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland
To: "fpaulson@urbancorellc.com" <fpaulson@urbancorellc.com>
Cc: Amie Villao <avillao@imwis.com>, Myra Hogue <myra@imwis.com>
Hello Faye,
On behalf of Myra, please find attached copy of certificate of insurance issued for The City
of Oakland and required endorsements.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Amie Villao 986-3999.
Thank you.

Brienne Myers
Executive Assistant
Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services, Inc.
550 Montgomery Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.986.3999 (Office)

415.986.4421 (Fax)
CA Lic: 0C01378

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Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 4:01 PM
To: Brienne Myers
Subject: Attached Image

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:

Faye Paulson
Li, Hui Chang
RE: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 11:33:19 AM

 
 


From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]


Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:09 PM
To: fpaulson@urbancorellc.com
Cc: avillao@imwis.com; myra@imwis.com; Brienne@imwis.com
Subject: FW: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Faye, and all,


The insurance certificate you provided for UrbanCore-Integral does not meet the Citys Schedule Q
requirements. See the instruction below from the Citys Risk Management unit and revise
accordingly. If you need to ask for a waiver or lower limits, just put in your writing your request
and your justification.
Let me know if you have questions.
Thank you,

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Grant, Deborah (Cornwell)


Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:52 AM

To: Li, Hui Chang


Subject: RE: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Insurance does not conform with Schedule Q.

Contractor shall maintain commercial general liability (CGL) and, if necessary, commercial
umbrella insurance with a limit of not less than $2,000,000 each occurrence. If such CGL
insurance contains a general aggregate limit, it shall apply separately to this location/project
or the general aggregate limit shall be twice the required occurrence limit.
Professional Liability/Errors and Omissions insurance as appropriate for design/build
operations with limits not less than $2,000,000 each claim and $2,000,000 aggregate.
Thanks,
DEB GRANT
Risk Manager

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:39 AM
To: Grant, Deborah (Cornwell)
Subject: FW: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Deborah,
I am resending for your review. Please advise. Thank you,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Thursday, October 10, 2013 4:56 PM
To: Grant, Deborah (Cornwell)
Subject: FW: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Hi Deb,
Could you or someone in your office please help me review the attached Certificate of Insurance to
confirm that it complies with Schedule Q?
This is from a Developer entity with whom the City is in an Exclusive Negotiating Agreement
with.
Let me know if you need me to answer any questions.
Thank you,

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Faye Paulson [mailto:fpaulson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Wednesday, October 09, 2013 10:44 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang; Michael Johnson
Subject: Fwd: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland

Hi Hui Chang,
Attached is our proof of insurance.
Faye Paulson | Senior Project Manager
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street | San Francisco, CA 94103
Direct Line: 415.553.4028 | Cell: 510.862.5629 | Fax: 415.553.4021
fpaulson@urbancorellc.com | www.urbancorellc.com
---------- Forwarded message ---------From: Brienne Myers < >
Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013 at 4:07 PM
Subject: Certificate of Insurance for The City of Oakland
To: "fpaulson@urbancorellc.com" <fpaulson@urbancorellc.com>
Cc: Amie Villao <avillao@imwis.com>, Myra Hogue <myra@imwis.com>
Hello Faye,
On behalf of Myra, please find attached copy of certificate of insurance issued for The City
of Oakland and required endorsements.
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact Amie Villao 986-3999.
Thank you.

Brienne Myers
Executive Assistant
Merriwether and Williams Insurance Services, Inc.
550 Montgomery Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94111
415.986.3999 (Office)
415.986.4421 (Fax)
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Date:

Li, Hui Chang


Faye Paulson
Re: City forms
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 2:50:45 PM

Turns out you don't need to complete Schedule M for an ENA. (As I suspected, this
is only for use with professional services contracts, to demonstrate that the
contracting entity is a true independent contractor and not a City employee.)
I think our local law might require that any developer get a business tax license
before doing business here so yes, UrbanCore should get this.

On Sep 25, 2013, at 10:23 AM, "Faye Paulson" <fpaulson@urbancorellc.com>


wrote:
 


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From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:30 PM
To: Faye Paulson
Subject: RE: City forms

Hi Faye,
I am waiting to hear back about Schedule M. If it is to be completed, it would be by
UrbanCore-Integral, and not your General Contractor but I am waiting on
confirmation that it needs to be completed at all since this Schedule is normally
required of a contractor/consultant that the City is in a construction/professional
services contract with; I am not sure if this applies to a Developer that the City is in
an ENA with. Stay tuned
Schedule Q should be forwarded to your insurance agent it provides the instructions
on the insurance coverage the City requires from you.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

From: Faye Paulson [mailto:fpaulson@urbancorellc.com]


Sent: Tuesday, September 24, 2013 3:22 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Subject: City forms

 


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From: Li, Hui Chang [mailto:HLi@oaklandnet.com]
Sent: Monday, September 16, 2013 4:24 PM
To: Ronnie Turner; Michael E. Johnson; Michael Pyatok
Cc: Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Faye Paulson; Merlin Edwards
Subject: RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

For those who will be participating in the 10 AM meeting tomorrow (9/17), please
come to the Broadway Conference room on the 4th Floor of 250 Frank Ogawa Plaza.
If you need to reach me for some reason, call my cell: 510-508-4576.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Ronnie Turner [mailto:rtdevelops@comcast.net]
Sent: Friday, September 13, 2013 8:11 AM
To: 'Michael E. Johnson'; Li, Hui Chang
Cc: 'Merlin Edwards'; 'Michael Pyatok'; 'Peter Waller'; 'Austin, Doug'; 'Faye Paulson'
Subject: RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Michael, I am confirming attending the 9/17 meeting at 10 AM.

Ronnie M. Turner, President


TURNER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE GROUP
4100 Redwood Road, Suite 170
Oakland, CA 94619
510.395.2766 Direct
510.250.0853 Fax
www.TurnerDevelopmentRG.com
From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 1:28 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin, Doug; Faye
Paulson
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, That time works for me. Mike Pytok & Ronnie pls confirm if you
can make this mtg. Mike I will call you on Friday to discuss in advance. Thx,
Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President

UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Sep 12, 2013, at 12:00 PM, "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
I was able to reserve Planning staff, including the Director of Planning &
Building Rachel Flynn, from 10am-11am next Tuesday, September 17,
2013. Could you confirm if you and your team are able to meet with us
at that time?
Also, Lesley Estes is the City staff person in Public Works who reports
on Measure DD projects to the Measure DD Coalition at their bimonthly
meeting. She invites you to come to their November 18th meeting to
make a presentation on your proposal. (If you do a Powerpoint, you will
need to bring your own equipment and show it on a wall.). The meeting
is open to the public and starts at 7:10pm and goes until 9pm, but they
would try to put you early on the agenda. Please contact Lesley
(LEstes@oaklandnet.com) directly (and copy me) to get on their agenda.
[It is not necessary to do this immediately, but I want you to note the
date as a possibility for the future. I will get back to you about the
deadline for confirming your attendance at the November meeting].
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Li, Hui Chang
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:47 PM
To: 'Michael Johnson'
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin,
Doug; Andy Ball; Faye Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: RE: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Thanks, Michael. I reviewed your latest 180-day schedule and it looks


fine. Some notes:
1. I am awaiting to receive from you the signed contract
compliance Schedules before I can route the ENA document for
review and signatures on my end.
2. In addition to the admin items already noted, please remember
to write a check for $25,000 to the City of Oakland. This is the
Project Expense Payment due for this project.
3. I will aim to set up the initial meeting with Planning staff for
next week. Stay tuned
Again, the City is interested in encouraging slender towers;
however, we are interested in hearing from you
(developer/architects) your ideas/if this feasible. Can you be
ready to present some concepts and schematic designs for our
consideration during the meeting?
4. The Draft EIR for the Lake Merritt Station Area Plan is due to

be published this week. I will keep you posted on that.


5. 1st community meeting in mid-October sounds good.
FYI, the Measure DD Community Coalition meets on the 3rd
Monday every 2 months.
This 10-year old Coalition is designated the official oversight
body for the $198 million bond measure/Measure DD program
and serves as the community sounding board to staff and the
City in the review of designs and proposals for Measure DD
projects.
Their next meeting is September 16th, 2013 and then November
18th. Since the site was created as a result of Measure DDfunded projects, it might be a good idea for your team to reach
out to the Coalition and get on their November agenda to present
your proposal.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2013 1:34 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller; Austin,
Doug; Andy Ball; Faye Paulson; Derek Davis
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - planning 1st commty meeting

Hui Chang, please see the attached Short Term 180


Day Schedule FYR. I would like to schedule the
meeting you suggest with the Planning Dept Staff for
the week of Sep 16th or Sep 23rd. FYI, we have
received the Draft Market Study Report, and are
meeting with the consultant this Thursday to review it
in detail, afterwhich once its finalized within a week
we will forward you and the team a copy. FYI, the
results were positive.
Regarding the Community Public Meeting, Ronnie and
I are finalizing a location this week, and are proposing
this initial meeting for the week of Oct 7th or 14th
following the Planning Staff meeting. We will confirm
with you the proposed date asap. Thanks, MJ
PS - we owe you some administrative items this
week.
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On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 1:58 PM, Li, Hui Chang
<HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
I am thinking before you hold the first community meeting perhaps 2
weeks before we should schedule a time for your team to meet with
Planning staff to discuss any zoning/height changes the City is

considering. I am thinking any project designs you present to the public


should be vetted with staff first. This would be an opportunity for the
City to communicate our vision for the design early on, so that you dont
present design options to the public that the City would not approve.
(I hear that the Planning Department is currently considering requiring a
CUP for heights above a certain level and encouraging slender towers in
the Station Area.)
Let me know when you are thinking of holding the first community
meeting and some possible dates you can pre-meet with staff.
Thanks,
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Monday, August 26, 2013 12:06 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Merlin Edwards; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thanks for the info. We met last week to discuss the


meeting. We are trying to figure out a date and
location this week, and will let you know asap.
Thanks, MJ
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On Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 12:02 PM, Li, Hui Chang
<HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
Attached are two lists of property owners surrounding the site: one is
a 1 mile radius, the second is a 300 ft radius (the Citys standard
noticing radius for Planning cases). This is just property owners, and
does not include individual addresses for units unless they are
condos.
Did you decide on a date/plan for public meeting # 1 at your Thursday
meeting?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239
From: Michael E. Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 9:42 PM
To: Merlin Edwards
Cc: Li, Hui Chang; Ronnie Turner; Michael Pyatok; Peter Waller
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Thx Merlin. Hope to see you on Thurs. MJ

Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 9:22 PM, Merlin Edwards
<meko11@pacbell.net> wrote:
I have been in conversation with Councilmember Pat
Kernighan and her staff. I have received a list of
community groups and the contact informationfor them.
As we move forward we willput in place a plan that will
be develop by the Urban Core team. I the organizations
listed below are not on the list we will be sure to
incorporate them on to my list.
Merlin
From: Michael E. Johnson <mjohnson@urbancorellc.com>
To: "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com>
Cc: Ronnie Turner <RTdevelops@comcast.net>; Merlin
Edwards <meko11@pacbell.net>; Michael Pyatok
<mpyatok@pyatok.com>; Peter Waller <pwaller@pyatok.com>
Sent: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 5:34 PM
Subject: Re: 12th St Parcel - OUTREACH LIST

Hui Chang, thanks for all the info. I will review it all
with our team at our Thursday mtg. We will contact the
various groups as appropriate. Then we will get back to
you with a proposed approach. Thx, Michael
Michael E. Johnson
President
UrbanCore-Integral, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300 - Cell
(415) 553-4022 - Office
On Aug 20, 2013, at 5:19 PM, "Li, Hui Chang"
<HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Michael,
[This is the 3rd email I am sending you
containing contact info for outreach of the
first public meeting for the 12th St Parcel].
Attached is the e/mailing information for all
the people who were either interested in the
Schilling Gardens project or commented on
the EIR.

(Background: Schilling Gardens is the


project adjacent to Snow Park.
Opponents/historic preservation types/antihigh rise types of this project were asking
for the City to swap this site for the 12th St
Parcel in order to save the gardens/ prevent
development on the gardens.
http://oaklandwiki.org/Schilling_Gardens
Note: some on the attached mailing list
might be ones who would be opposed to
development on the 12th St parcel too).
Heather Klein, (Planner for the Schlling
Gardens site) recommends that at a
minimum that the following folks be
notified:
Oakland Heritage Alliance
info@oaklandheritagealliance.org 446 17th
Street, Suite 301, Oakland CA 94612
Coalition of Advocates for Lake Merritt c/o
251 Wayne Ave, Oakland CA 94612
Golden Gate Audubon Society 2530 San
Pablo Ave, Suite G, Berkeley, CA 94702
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Hui-Chang Li
Urban Economic Analyst

Office of Neighborhood Investment


City of Oakland
250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 5313
Oakland CA 94612
Tel 510-238-6239

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From:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Date:

Li, Hui Chang


Hunter, Gregory; "Michael Johnson"
Lane, Patrick; "Brad Flewellen"; "Ronnie Turner"
RE: Community Benefit Asks - 12th St Remainder
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 3:18:00 PM

Michael,
1. Meeting with Gregory: I can get that set up for us. Let me know some times you are
available after the 15th .
2. Tonights City of Oakland Planning Commission on the Lake Merritt Station Area
Plan and FEIR: staff has heard from a number of stakeholders that theyd like more
time to review the documents. Therefore, staff will be recommending to the Planning
Commission that this hearing be continued to the earliest of the possible hearing dates
(PC Sept 25; final adoption at City Council Nov 4th, but these dates are to be
confirmed).
3. CEQA. According to the schedule prepared by LSA, the Admin Draft CE Memo-1
(w/o LOS analysis) is due this Wednesday the 4th can you confirm if that still is on
schedule? I know the final CE Memo is due on Nov 6th but this assumes the LMSAP
FEIR is certified by then and that the City is able to stick to a 2 week turnaround
review time can you check with LSA if Nov 6th is still do-able given the latest
delay?
4. I am pushing for Planning to get your project scheduled for Planning Commission for
soon after LMSAP adoption, or 1st week in December. I heard you submitted some
outstanding items to Planning last weekplease make sure you have done your part
to get your application complete for planning staff to begin their review process.
5. Appraisal yes, we need to get this started. I will start talking to Gregory and the
Citys Real Estate Unit about this
6. Community meeting we should discuss this more when we meet. We need to think
about the right timing and make sure the outreach effort is broad. The next Measure
DD Coalition meeting is Sept 15th and I am planning to attend to give any updates on
the project, esp on the LSAs environmental studies that are underway.
Thanks,
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Hunter, Gregory


Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 2:02 PM
To: Michael Johnson; Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Brad Flewellen; Ronnie Turner
Subject: RE: Community Benefit Asks - 12th St Remainder

Michael,
In addition to a discussion about the appraisal, I would like to discuss the scheduling of your CEQA
work and the timing for closing the transaction.
Im available next week to start the conversations.
Gregory
From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]
Sent: Wednesday, September 03, 2014 1:12 PM
To: Li, Hui Chang
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Hunter, Gregory; Brad Flewellen; Ronnie Turner
Subject: Re: Community Benefit Asks - 12th St Remainder

Your initial responses are good on most. I will confirm and provide other responses as you
request.
Also we should plan for the next Community Mtg later this month.
And begin the Appraisal process for the land based on the proposed entitlements. Let's
discuss this appraisal item with Gregory asap. Thanks, Michael
__________________________
Michael E. Johnson
President & CEO
8UEDQ&RUH'HYHORSPHQW
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Entertainment Group, LLC
457 10th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 748-2300
mjohnson@urbancorellc.com
www.urbancorellc.com
On Sep 3, 2014 1:04 PM, "Li, Hui Chang" <HLi@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Hi Michael,

I am preparing to organize a meeting of staff to consider the various community benefit


asks that have come to our attention (see attached letters that I previously emailed you). As
part of staff consideration before any decisions/recommendations are made, I would like to
know what your position/thoughts are on each ask.

The table below summarizes each of the asks and my own notes on if the ask is simply
possible, assuming a sale of the land at FMV and my sense of what you have been
agreeable to already. Could you please add to the last column of this table by replying with a
yes, no or maybe for each item, though any additional comments you would like to add are
welcomed as well.

Your reply/comments will be considered by staff at an upcoming internal meeting; and I


intend to schedule a follow-up meeting with you and staff about these items soon after to
discuss further.

Measure DD Coalition
Community Benefit Asks

Is this possible? [Yes,


No, Maybe]

a) landscaping of the
parkland reserve parcel at
LM Blvd and E 12th Street
b) cafe on ground floor of
Lake Merritt Blvd Apts
accessible to the public

Yes (in exchange for


easement)

c) gallery area on ground


floor of Lake Merritt Blvd
Apts where local artists
could show artworks in
rotating exhibitions
d) a generous meeting
room of Lake Merritt Blvd
Apts available for
reservation and use by
community interests.
e) some percentage of units
designated as permanently
affordable rental units
f) long-term commitment
to maintenance of the
parkland reserve area
g) some percentage of
commitment to Oaklandbased employment relating
to both the construction
phase of the development,
and for ongoing operation of
the completed development
h) contribution to a nonfungible fund for ongoing

Not in current proposal but


may be possible

Is this something
UrbanCore is willing
to offer [Yes, No,
Maybe]

Yes (in exchange for


easement)

Not in current proposal but


may be possible

I am thinking not possible


unless City provides a
subsidy
May be possible, if
maintenance is limited to
the adjacent parkland only
May be possible. See what
is required for NOFAfunded projects.

This is a question is for


City: Can some of the land

N/A

maintenance of the Meas


DD improvements at Lake
Merritt Park
Oakland Tenants Union - Asks
i) prohibit Developer from
accruing the "condominium
conversion credits" (that a

Developer would normally


be allowed under the
Citys condo conversion
ordinance if project is
condo-mapped and rented
out for the first 7 years)

j) require all tenants be


notified at the beginning of
tenancy that the units are
subject to being sold at any
time at the owner's
discretion.

sale proceeds go to a
maintenance fund dedicated
for Meas DD improvements.
Maybe. There is not a
precedent of such a
restriction on DDAs of a
market-rate sale of City
owned land. Either
Developer agrees to this or
it becomes a point for
negotiation, e.g. the City
values and purchases the
condo conversion credits by
discounting the purchase
price of the land. But then,
is the project considered
publically subsidized?
Yes. Find out: i) Is there
such a precedent and ii)
what are existing
regulations on this tenant
noticing for new
construction on City-own
land, if any.

_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Fax: 510.238.3691
Tel: 510.238.6239

From:
To:
Subject:
Date:
Attachments:

Gerard, Jennie
Li, Hui Chang
RE: Community Benefits Discussion
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:46:38 PM
AG"s DDA Term Sheet Amendment 3 31 15.docx

Here you go.


Jennie Gerard, Chief of Staff
Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen
510.238.7023 (direct)
510.238.7002 (District Office)
In the office Monday - Thursday

From: Li, Hui Chang


Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:08 PM
To: Gerard, Jennie
Subject: RE: Community Benefits Discussion

Hi Jennie, can you send me the attachments that were included in the email to Michael?
Thanks,
_____________________________________________

Hui-Chang Li

Urban Economic Analyst

CITY OF OAKLAND, Economic & Workforce Development Department


Project Implementation Division

250 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Ste. 5313, Oakland CA 94612


Tel: 510.238.6239
Fax: 510.238.3691

From: Gerard, Jennie [mailto:JGerard@oaklandnet.com]


Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 1:05 PM
To: Michael Johnson
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Li, Hui Chang; Kirsty Greer; Ronnie Turner
Subject: RE: Community Benefits Discussion

Hello Michael,
Abel is available to meet with you at 5:00 pm on Thursday.. Does that work for you?
Jennie Gerard, Chief of Staff
Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen
510.238.7023 (direct)
510.238.7002 (District Office)
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From: Michael Johnson [mailto:mjohnson@urbancorellc.com]

Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 12:45 PM


To: Gerard, Jennie
Cc: Lane, Patrick; Li, Hui Chang; Kirsty Greer; Ronnie Turner
Subject: Re: Community Benefits Discussion

Jennie, I will review these with my partners at UDR on Wednesday. We will likely have
some revision to the language as drafted. Perhaps we can meet with Patrick and Hu Chang on
Thursday to review and discuss. Let me know ur availability. Thx, Michael
_____________________________
Michael E.Johnson, President
UrbanCore Development, LLC
4096 Piedmont Avenue
Suite 313
Oakland, CA 94611
c: (415) 748-2300 mjohnson@urbancorellc.com
www.urbancorellc.com
On Mar 31, 2015 3:17 PM, "Gerard, Jennie" <JGerard@oaklandnet.com> wrote:
Hello Michael,
Councilmember Guillen has asked that I send the attached, which includes some possible
Community Benefit options that we have identified with community input. From your
experience in developing other properties and your familiarity with industry best practices,
you will likely be able to suggest refinements and/or alternatives for us to consider together. I
look forward to talking with you about these opportunities.
Jennie Gerard, Chief of Staff
Oakland District 2 Councilmember Abel Guillen
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