This is UpTown Station, UBER’s San Francisco headquarter expansion. UBER’s Move to Oakland is a resounding affirmation of the Oakland Renaissance that many in have hoped for. The overflow of wealth from Silicon Valley and San Francisco has reached Oakland, which is still “affordable”, and very hip. Corporations are establishing a place in Oakland, attracting employees and employers with hip neighborhood restaurants and hangouts. UpTown Station represents a change of the old/outgoing Sears, and new/incoming UBER, that embodies the modern life style conveniences that the Sears catalog at one time exemplified the modern and efficient way to shop. UBER purchased this formerly HC Capwell, formerly Sear Department Store building from Lane Partners and has been rehabbing this building since 2015. The new UpTown Station is expected to open in 2017. The $40 million restoration will open up long-closed retail shop windows and feature a central atrium allowing natural light to flow throughout the building, which will also connect to the 19th Street BART Station. What will this magnificent addition to Uptown Oakland look like? Will this mark Oakland’s economic turnaround? See this transformation before it is unveiled. Closed toe shoes are recommended for this tour. Presenters at this event will be:
- Drew Haydel, Principal at Lane Partners
- Adony Beniares, Global Head of Workplace Operations
- Jordan Medina, Community Outreach Lead
Post Tour Reception will take place at ProForma’s staging site for it condo/live-work project. This project is just being completed. ProForma will explain project’s conception, development, and construction. This is the future of housing in Uptown Oakland. Get a preview today. Dan Sanders will answer questions and lead an optional tour of the condo units.
5:00pm: Food and Wine Reception at Proforma Staging Area.8:00pm: End of Program
Meet at offsite “Proforma Staging Area” (2003 Telegraph, Oakland, CA. Formerly Angel Beauty Supply). We will walk over to UBER (1955 Broadway, Oakland, CA).
1st UBER Tour – 3:30 (half hour tour)
2nd UBER Tour – 4:00 (half hour tour)
Optional Tour 5:30 (ProForma Condo / Live Work Project: 530 20th Street, Oakland, CA)
UBER Tour is for paying members only. If space is available on Saturday, March 11, 2017, it will be open to non-members.
Member Early-Bird: $35 ($40 after Early Bird ends Tues 3/7)
Membership Plus: no charge
Annual Sponsors: no charge
At the Door: NO WALK-IN’S IF PRE-REGISTRATION HAS REACHED MAXIMUM CAPACITY OF 40. Overflow Attendees can participate in the post tour reception and the ProForma Tour.
Other attendees who are not able to make it to the Uber event are invited to join the reception: $25. See separate Event registration for Reception and optional ProForma Tour.
To register, please visit www.AsianComPro.com, and click "Events".
ATTIRE: Business Casual; Closed toe shoes are recommended
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