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Kaiser Permanente to build giant, new $900 million Oakland headquarters
San Francisco Chronicle

Health care giant Kaiser Permanente plans to construct a 1.6 million-square-foot headquarters in Oakland, creating one of the largest new buildings in the Bay Area — larger in space, though not height, than San Francisco’s Salesforce Tower.

Kaiser, already Oakland’s largest private employer, said Monday it will consolidate 7,200 East Bay employees from seven offices into a new, 29-story tower at 2100 Telegraph Ave. Construction is expected to start next year, and the building is set to open in 2023.

The project, formerly branded as Eastline, is a block from the 19th Street BART Station. The site is currently a parking garage and vacant lots. It will be named the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Center — “Thrive” is Kaiser’s slogan — and includes a health clinic, community meeting spaces, art gallery and retail space.