Development permits have been approved for MacArthur Studio, a 193-unit senior living building at 4311 MacArthur Boulevard in Laurel, Oakland. The project will merge three lots, with all units to be priced as affordable. AMG & Associates is responsible for the development.
The 70-foot tall building will yield 117,170 square feet, with 84,170 square feet for residential use, 2,470 square feet for ground-level retail, and parking for eight vehicles and 73 bicycles. The project is a minor decrease from initial plans for 197 units. In previous plans, 38 units were for residents earning between 80-120% of the Area Median Income, and 159 for residents earning between 50-80% of the Area Median Income.
Architects Orange is responsible for the design, with Thomas H. Phelps behind the landscape architecture. The following text is from the planning submittal, detailing the buildings’ aesthetic origins within, “California Contemporary Architecture style. The proposed building design incorporates various California Contemporary elements such as a flat roof, varying colors, variegated wood material to highlight certain building projections, and architectural elements to create fluctuating volume on all façades. The selection of colors and materials will break up the project’s overall massing and add character to the building and intersection. Landscaping is incorporated”
Grading permits were filed for the project last month, with new building permits filed this week. An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not yet been established.
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This looks gross. The Oakland city council woman should not be bragging about this on LinkedIn. Sticking 197 seniors paying too high rent (not really affordable if you look at AMI’s) next to a freeway (we’re filters installed? Numerous studies on increased cancer and respiratory risks especially with seniors) with no parking in a bad neighborhood. Even with a housing crisis vacancy rates will be high on this plus AMG is not an operator with a great reputation. A future dilapidated building no doubt.
Just broke ground this week. I wish it was more retail but no one would wants to open a business in east oakland. Well at least the seniors living here will have a great view of the sideshows that happen in this intersection…