Oak Knoll to be Cleaned Up, Finally



The former Oak Knoll Naval Hospital in the Oakland hills, which has been strewn with overgrown weeds and hollowed-out buildings for more than a year, is finally going to get cleaned up. According to the Chron and the Trib, Lehman Brothers, the bankrupt co-owner of the property with developer SunCal, has agreed to pay $3.7 million to clean-up the property.

Oakland City Attorney John Russo hammered out the agreement, with an assist from local neighborhood groups. The clean-up will include demolishing about 90-plus buildings on site, removal of toxic asbestos, and vegetation management.