Development permits have been filed for a new office tower at 1919 Webster Street in Downtown Oakland. Update plans include a 33-foot increase to 408 feet tall and detailed information about the proposal. Ellis Partners filed the application.
The development permit coincided with a draft application by Ellis Partners to start the environmental review process as per the California Environmental Quality Act.
With a proposed rooftop height of 408 feet, 1919 Webster is among the tallest proposals for Oakland and taller than any existing building in the East Bay city. Ahead of 1919 Webster is the 425-foot office proposal for 1431 Franklin Street, two lots in the Oakland Waterfront Ballpark district that could rise 600 feet tall, and Hines’s 622-foot office tower proposed 415 20th Street.
The 26-story office building will span approximately 520,300 square feet with 3,350 square feet of ground-floor commercial space for retail, a restaurant, or a bar. Parking will span three above-ground floors and one basement level with a capacity for 154 vehicles.
1919 Webster Street will replace a 0.6-acre property with surface parking and a six-story building. In a joint venture with Boston-based International Real Estate Corporation, Ellis Partners purchased the lot from PG&E in April of 2021 for $23.5 million.
Nearby 1919 Webster will be 1940 Webster Street, a new 173-unit apartment complex by Mill Creek.
PG&E sold the lot as part of a move to downsize office space and move out of the headquarters from 200 Mission Street and 77 Beale in San Francisco. PG&E is expected to move into 300 Lakeside Drive later this year.
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SFYIMBY, 1919 is on the west side of Webster and 1940 is on the east… so not quite next too each other, but on the same block.
Thanks for pointing out the error!