The future of the Oakland Army Base is littered with past failed ideas: movie studio, Indian casino, convention center and world-class hotel among them.

Yet the plan with staying power appears to be one without glitz or glamour. The development team of California Capital & Investment Group and ProLogis is nearly ready to unveil a plan that capitalizes on the blue-collar strengths of the Port of Oakland, and in so doing enriches the city and the region.

Could 2012 be the year of the Army Base? Phil Tagami, managing partner of investment group, thinks so.

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