Oakland may halt its housing growth with new fees

  • The proposed fees have a long way to go before they are approved
  • The city has a pipeline of housing development, but acknowledges only limited development has commenced
  • Appears some multifamily developments may be delayed or nixed in the city moving forward.

Maximum new housing fees proposed by the city of Oakland are unlikely to be the actual rates approved; however, the city’s intent to noticeably increase the cost of new housing projects should alert builders. In a recent study, the city unveiled the maximum fees it could charge homebuilders and developers for housing projects.

For single-family, detached homes the maximum fees range from $64,009 to $110,905, depending on location within the city.