1888 Martin Luther King Jr Way Breaks Ground In Downtown Oakland

1888 Martin Luther King Junior Drive1888 MLK via Baran Studio Architecture

1888 MLK, a new six-story residential development, has broken ground at 1888 Martin Luther King Jr Way in Downtown Oakland. Once complete, the surface parking lot will be replaced with 88 modern studio apartments. Prefab Logistics is partnering with Oakland-based architecture firm Baran Studios for this urban in-fill project.

Site-work began in June 2020, with groundbreaking this month. Twitter user itsowalkable recently lanes around the Isle-of-Parking and the old section of 19th St are being blocked off, and detour road signs are going up. The 1888 MLK in-fill development requires customized plans to make efficient use of the irregular triangular lot.

1888 MLK, Downtown Oakland

1888 MLK, Downtown Oakland, via Baran Studio Architecture

The construction will showcase angled bays to use every square foot of the available space. Prefabricated units will be manufactured off-site and then shipped to Oakland. An 88-space indoor bicycle parking area and landscaped rooftop deck add appeal for residents.

Prefab Logistics will overlook product design and product management services for 1888 MLK. These services include customizing project plans, assembling the volumetric manufacturing team, and ensuring a successful modular build from conception to completion.

The area is serviced by N-OWL, L-OWL, and N Bus and the nearest bus stop is 8 minutes away by foot.

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3 Comments on "1888 Martin Luther King Jr Way Breaks Ground In Downtown Oakland"

  1. 8 m9nutes by foot seems a little far to the bus.
    Is there retail space on the ground floor?
    This will add to the density of the area. It seems like a good plan to include no auto parking. We’ll see. Clearly they are aiming at a specific demographic and this provides affordable (we hope) housing for singles (and maybe couples) starting out on the low end of the payscale. I wonder if somebody will start recreational and retail sites aimed at these and other new apartments in the area

  2. There appears to be literally NO PARKING at this new 88 unit property. The area is very densely populated and parking impossible. Whats up with that?

  3. That’s why the initial discussion allegedly was to meet the need of a 30% housing list.

    Giving priority to 10% st Paul missionary Baptist church members

    10% Frank ogawa waiting list

    10% 8th & wood street waiting list

    I’m sure parking will not be a major concern for them

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