Development permits have been filed to convert the single-unit Victorian home at 608 21st Street into six new apartments. The development will create new housing along the northern reaches of Downtown Oakland. Junction Properties is responsible for the application.
While the proposed property is indeed historical, the Victorian home is a new addition to 608 21st Street. Both 606 and 608 21st Street had been located just a few lots to the east at 572 and 600 21st Street. Junction Properties moved the buildings in 2017 before starting construction on The Moran, a 78-unit apartment building at 570 21st Street. The new apartment building, extending from 21st to 22nd Street, opened in 2019. See the developer website for videos of the move.
If approved, Junction Properties will convert the 6,720 square foot single-family house into six modern apartment homes. Of the six units, five will be one-bedroom, and one will be two-bedrooms. The facade will be largely unchanged, aside from new side windows installed. There will be no off-street parking created.
Rosa M Moran Properties LLC is the owner. Residents will be a block and a half away from the 19th Street BART station as well as AC Transit stops. Much of the surrounding neighborhood is densely developed with houses, shops, offices, and other spaces.