The project includes 168 units, community rooms, laundry and maintenance rooms and management offices. The transit-oriented development was planned to offer the maximum number of townhouses. Fourteen townhomes serve as a medium density buffer of for-sale housing between high-density Mandela Gateway and an historic neighborhood. The five-acre project site features 16,000-square-feet of retail space along 7th Street, providing needed community services while serving to screen the parking from view.
Client: Oakland Housing Authority and BRIDGE Housing Corporation
Cost: HOPE VI / $31 million; Townhomes / $3 million
Completion: HOPE VI / 2005; Townhomes / 2007
Awards: 2006 Award of Excellence in Residential Development, New Construction, California Redevelopment Association (CRA) | 2006 Gold Nugget Awards: Grand Award, Best Low Rise Apartment Project (Up to 3 Stories, For Rent); Residential Project of the Year; Attached Urban Project of the Year; Best Affordable Project (30 du/Acre or more) | 2003 Best Affordable Residential Winner, SF Business Times, Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards | 2003 Best Mixed Use/East Bay Finalist, SF Business Times, Real Estate Deals of the Year Awards
Photos: Eric Price