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.
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.