Since SFYIMBY’s last site visit in late January, facade installation has topped out with interior work underway on 277 27th Street in Northgate-Waverly, just north of downtown Oakland. Referred to as 24th and Harrison, the apartment building will bring 405 apartments and 65,000 square feet of ground-level retail. Holland Partner Group is responsible for the development.
HKS Architects is the project architect. Describing the orientation of the building, HKS writes that “the L-shaped tower is oriented to maximize daylight for the podium, while providing residential units views of the Oakland Hills, Lake Merritt and San Francisco Bay… The podium space creates an internally-focused urban oasis with views to Lake Merritt, and the sky deck/lounge on the 18th level provides indoor and exterior amenity space with views across Oakland to San Francisco Bay.”
The facade is decorated with white and black metal panels punctuated with rectangular floor-to-ceiling windows. The two-story podium has yet to be covered
The 200-foot structure yields nearly 740,000 square feet, of which 423,180 square feet is conditioned for use, meaning a significant area is dedicated to the 500-vehicle parking garage. Five retail spaces are expected on the first and second levels, spanning across 63,380 square feet.
The 405 units will contain an average of between one and two bedrooms per unit. Shared amenities include an acre-wide podium deck with a pool, lawn area, a fitness center, and an open-air lounge. Private residential dining space, bicycle storage, and a dog wash & run are among the other amenities soon to be offered. The builders hope to receive LEED Silver certification.
The construction is estimated to cost $155 million. The building is in a densely developed area, with Whole Foods immediately across 27th Street and Harrison Street. The 19th Street BART station is just ten minutes away by foot, while Lake Merritt is six minutes away.