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County offices could give way to development if someone picks up tab
An Oakland developer is attempting to revive the city's dream of transforming unsightly Alameda County administrative buildings that block Oakland's plans to link its downtown with Jack London Square.
Phil Tagami, managing general partner with California Commercial Investments and a Port of Oakland commissioner, confirmed he is working on a plan to either replace or refurbish 312,000 square feet of county welfare, probation, coroner and medical examiner offices.
Tagami said he is in the process of "poking around" to see what could be done to prod the city and county out of a long-standing stalemate over the cost of such a project. He remained mum on details …