Central Station

The Bay Area's Newest Destination

Friday, August 28, 2009


Tonight I had the pleasure of meeting Egan Brown who lives in one of the courtyard units off the middle garden. Egan has recently moved back to Oakland, his hometown, from Atlanta where he attended Morehouse College, entering on an academic scholarship and playing football. Combining his familiarity with Oakland and his degree in finance, Egan could immediately see the opportunity at the Pacific Cannery Lofts. He had been looking for a home to purchase since August of 2008 but it was actually his mother, who works for the city of Oakland, who first discovered the First Time Homebuyers program offered by the city and its application at PCL. Both parents encouraged Egan to check out the new loft community and when he did, he stopped looking. He described the process of purchasing his loft as daunting referring to all of the delays, crazy economy and being the first “guinea pig” to use the City's first time program. Now that Egan is settled, he is very happy that he stuck it out and tells me that his friends who have seen his new home think it is very cool. Egan knew early on which unit he wanted choosing to be on the first floor to have access to the gardens. He often sits outside on his patio enjoying the fresh air and appreciating the historic aspects and items. This weekend he is throwing a housewarming party, inviting friends over to check out his new digs. Egan works for Kaiser in its regional office and rides one of the Velo Lounge bikes to work. I have to say what a pleasure it was to talk with Egan and want to welcome him to the Central Station Community. What a great addition. Egan looks forward to meeting more community members.


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August 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

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