Permits have been issued for the proposed seven-story mixed-use building at 412 Madison Street in the corner of Oakland’s waterfront Jack London Square district. The project will add 157 new apartments and retail space to the East Bay housing market. Swenson is the owner and developer of the project, with the firm’s architectural division also in charge of the design.
The 84-foot tall structure will yield 157,600 square feet with 94,990 square feet for residential use, 14,070 square feet for the 88-car garage, 1,280 square feet for commercial use, and 4,030 square feet for communal amenities. Unit sizes will range from 480 to 1,150 square feet each, with 117 one-bedrooms and 40 two-bedrooms available. Parking will also be included for 39 bicycles.
The project will offer an array of amenities for residents. A pet washing area will be provided. Employees working from home will use the on-site business center, while those looking for time off can enjoy the lounge, indoor and outdoor communal area, and the rooftop patio with a grill and kitchen. A possible mural art installation will be installed, encouraged by city code requiring a portion of the development costs goes into an on-site art project.
The design by Swenson’s in-house architecture studio is a bold mix of colors and a radiating rooftop terrace awning with vertical trellises raising from the corner, illuminating the space with LED lighting.
Essex Property Trust and St. Regis Properties are also involved with the development. Construction is expected to last 22 months, from demolition to completion. A July site visit by SFYIMBY found construction activity had not started.