New building permits have been filed for the three structures that will comprise the residential development at 1925 Brush Street in Ralph Bunche, West Oakland. Construction will build eighteen new townhouses near the city’s central business district. Riaz Capital is the project applicant and owner.
The applications filed this month follow development permits filed and covered by SFYIMBY in March of this year. The development permits have been approved in June. The proposal will demolish 11,400 square feet of existing office space to create 35,840 square feet of new residential floor area. 10,140 square feet of the parcel will be covered with new landscaping.
Levy Design Partners is the project architect. The facade will be primarily clad with four tones of cement plaster and cement plaster siding panels.
Of the three structures, there will be two four-plexes and one with ten residences. The buildings will contain 7,750 square feet, 8,135 square feet, and 20,010 square feet each. All 18 units will include four bedrooms. Parking will be included for nine vehicles and 30 bicycles.
Residents will be a twelve-minute walk away from the 19th Street BART station in Downtown Oakland, separated by I-980. AC Transit lines are also nearby providing transit across town and to Berkeley. The property is also nearby West Street, where the city has currently instituted a ‘Slow Street’ which opens up the street to pedestrian and cyclist use. Permits estimate construction will cost $7.6 million. The timeline for completion has not yet been announced.