Development permits have been approved and demolition permits filed for the townhome development at 1035 Yerba Buena Avenue in Longfellow, Oakland. The project will add ten units to the city’s housing market just over ten minutes from the MacArthur BART Station. Riaz Capital is responsible for the development.
Riaz Capital has confirmed with SFYIMBY they have received planning entitlements and have for building permit. Construction is expected to begin before the end of the year.
The development is split between two structures, each roughly 35 feet tall. The project will yield a combined 19,420 square feet for residential use. Each of the townhouse units will span across three consecutive levels, with dining and living rooms on the ground level and two bedrooms for each floor above. Units range in size from four to five-bed. Parking will be included for five vehicles and four bicycles. The project will open up 1,135 square feet of landscaped public space.
Levy Design Partners is responsible for the architecture. The townhouses will have saw-tooth roofs punctuated by rectangular bay windows featuring blue leaf-pattern murals. Facades will be clad with a horizontal fiber cement siding, and the protruding window bays will be covered with a cement plaster painted with two distinct colors.
1035 Yerba Buena Avenue is located on a mid-block lane between Adeline and 40th Street, and nearby San Pablo Avenue. Residents will find themselves in a retail-rich corner of the predominantly residential neighborhood, with groceries and restaurants within walking distance.