New plans have been filed for Villa Fruitvale, a 100% affordable residential infill planned for 3751 International Boulevard in Fruitvale, Oakland. The project will replace a few single-story commercial structures and a surface parking lot with 180 new homes, all for affordable housing. Oakbrook Partners is responsible for the application.
The 81-foot tall structure will yield around 150,000 square feet, with 118,030 square feet for residential space, 6,000 square feet for retail, and 7,080 square feet for amenities. Parking will be included for 88 vehicles.
Initial planning documents show that of 174 units, there will be 94 studios, 35 one-bedroom units, 20 two-bedroom units, and 25 three-bedroom units. That leaves six unaccounted units. Apartments will be between 400 and 1,380 square feet in size, averaging 678 square feet each.
KTGY Architects is responsible for the design. Detailed renderings have not yet been revealed, though previous work by the international architecture firm suggests the final product will be a well-balanced podium building clad with fiber cement, metal, and possible stucco.
The project will span 0.87 acres across three parcels, addressed as 3751 International Boulevard, 375 38th Avenue, and 1224-1233 37th Avenue. Demolition will be required.
The subject area is bound by 37th and 38th Avenues, between International Boulevard and East 12th Street. The Fruitvale BART Station is just five minutes away from the property by foot, with a 12-minute train ride directly into Downtown Oakland. AC Transit buses will also give residents a direct commute from Fruitvale across the East Bay waterfront.