New permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 5622 Martin Luther King Jr way in North Oakland. The project will add a low-rise residential development while retaining the existing businesses on-site in an area dominated by sprawling single-family housing and three-story apartments. It’s All Good Bakery is responsible for the development as the property owner.
Gunkel Architecture is responsible for the design. The structure will take a unique approach to the articulation aesthetic that city design guidelines impose. A hexagon pattern will frame parklex wood panels with bare concrete on the facade above the tile-clad podium. Doors and windows are framed by aluminum.
The 56-foot tall structure will yield 25,950 square feet, with 20,310 square feet dedicated to residential use, 2,240 square feet for ground-level retail. The project will replace the existing bakery and Kinyozi Kuts barbershop with updated facilities. Parking will be included for ten vehicles on-site.
Floors two through five will be occupied by twenty apartments, of which two will be sold as affordable housing to make use of California’s affordable housing density bonus program. One unit will be a single-bedroom, with the remainder spanning two bedrooms.
5622 Martin Luther King Jr Way is located between 56th and Aileen Streets by State Route 24 in Oakland. Future residents will be roughly a mile away from both the MacArthur and Rockridge BART Station, with MacArthur slightly closer.