Important!

 

READ THIS DEVASTATING CRITIQUE
of the Signature/Carey&Co. Historic Resource Evaluation


Here is a quick summary of what's happening and why you should care.


The Oakland Landmarks Preservation Board
held a Public Hearing on May 8th
>>> Read a vital update on that meeting here <<<


 The Oakland Landmarks Preservation Board
has continued the Public Hearing
to June 12th at Oakland City Hall
Learn more about the upcoming hearing


Six Things You Can Do TODAY
to Help Preserve the Claremont


Sign the Petition
Urging the LPAB to Reaffirm their
2001 Resolution for Landmarking The Hotel


 Proposed Condos Unsafe?

Surface Cracking Reveals Evidence of Active Fault

 

Read more about how the condos may be unsafe in an earthquake

NACPEX (SaveOurClaremont.org) aims to organize community members and neighborhood groups into a coherent & influential voice in opposition to irresponsible development on the grounds of the landmark Claremont Hotel. We wish to facilitate a well-informed and fair process that:

Preserves the historic structure and its surrounding areas
Minimizes traffic, environmental, and safety impacts along Ashby/13, extending from I-80 to CA24
Avoids construction in an active earthquake fault zone


Read the NACPEX Position Statement


 

Recent Posts

 

NEW!  Sign the Petition: No More Club Memberships

 

Condoplex:  New idea or next in a long line of misguided development plans?   A brief history of Claremont Hotel development plans.

 

Blum and Signature
Submit Revised Proposal

         

Claremont Condoplex Coming?
(Take 2)

         

Additional photo illustrations
based on new plans

         



Our Mission

 

Neighbors Against Claremont Property Expansion (NACPEX) was formed to address concerns about planned additions to the landmark Claremont Hotel property.

The developer’s proposals include:

43 residential condo units atop a two story parking garage
Construction of a new single family home at the Tunnel Road entrance
Construction of a new pool and basketball court
Expansion of club membership by 250 families while *reducing* club parking


The development threatens to degrade the surroundings of the historic hotel and would:

Mar hallmark views of the historic hotel and its surrounding gardens
Negatively impact wildlife, neighboring watersheds, and adjacent natural areas
Create persistent gridlock on the Ashby/13 corridor, which is already at maximum capacity
Delay emergency vehicle access to neighborhoods adjacent to and above the hotel
Put families at risk by siting condominiums atop a known fault


For these reasons, we oppose the planned development and advocate for an approach which:

Preserves the historic structure and its surrounding areas
Minimizes traffic, environmental, and safety impacts along Ashby/13, extending from I-80 to CA24
Avoids unsafe construction in an active earthquake fault zone


"What can I do about this?" you ask?

Learn more about the proposed expansion and the associated risks
Volunteer to help spread the word in our community
Make a donation to support independent study of the risks and impacts