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Published on May 25, 2023
Ghost Ship Building in Oakland Torn Down, Could Become Affordable Housing

After six-and-a-half years, the Ghost Ship building in Oakland, California, has been torn down and a low-income housing nonprofit may turn the site into an affordable housing complex. Responsible for the lives of 36 victims in a 2016 fire, the Ghost Ship building served as an illegal warehouse-apartment and underground party space, leading to years of courtroom fallout. The Unity Council, a community development nonprofit, purchased the site for $2.56 million with plans to potentially transform it into low-income housing as well as including a memorial to the fire victims, shedding a new light on the tragic site's future. Continue reading on SFist →

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