Mandela Gateway HOPE VI and Townhomes

West Oakland, CA

Mandela Gateway HOPE VI is a new mixed-use, mixed-income community replacing 46 units of decrepit public housing at the West Oakland BART Station.

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