The West Grand Hotel is an older hotel building at 641 West Grand Avenue. It was designed by Julia Morgan and constructed in 1906 as Hotel Holland. 3
It became run down and was the target of a lawsuit from the city of Oakland to shut it down because of drug dealing and squalor. The hotel was been cited for a number of code violations including broken toilets, exposed wiring, and mold infestations. 1 Ironically, in the Google Street View from January, 2014, a large banner proclaims "Now Renting / Newly Remodeled".
In 2018 the city announced plans to buy it and refurbish it as homeless transitional housing. 2 It opened later in 2018 under the name The Holland. 3
Links and References
- Oakland moves to shut down drug-infested hotel Oakland Tribune August 7, 2014
- Oakland Plans to Open a Second Homeless Transitional Housing Center with Purchase of W. Grand Ave. Building East Bay Express April 2, 2018
- Oakland Unveils Newest Rapid-Rehousing Facility oaklandnet.com