Affordable Housing Breaks Ground At 1666 7th Street In West Oakland

1666 7th Street, rendering by MWA Architects1666 7th Street, rendering by MWA Architects

A new residential project has begun construction at 1666 7th Street in West Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of a five-story apartment complex offering affordable housing, retail space, business space, onsite amenities, and parking.

Oakland & the World Enterprises is the project sponsor, led by OAW’s CEO and former Black Panther Party chairwoman, Elaine Brown. MWA Architects is responsible for the design.

1666 7th Street pedestrian view beside the elevated BART rail, rendering by MWA Architects

1666 7th Street pedestrian view beside the elevated BART rail, rendering by MWA Architects

1666 7th Street elevation, rendering by MWA Architects

1666 7th Street elevation, rendering by MWA Architects

Named 7th & Campbell, the project brings 79 affordable residential units to a five-story mixed-use building. All units will be priced for extremely low-income households, earning between 0-30% of the area’s median income. Of the 79 units, 23 will be studios, 24 will be one-bedrooms, and 32 will be two-bedrooms.

The building facade will rise to a height of 58 feet, yielding a total built-up area of 76,290 square feet. The property will possess 48,420 square feet of residential space, 9,000 square feet of common open space, along with 16,750 square feet of commercial space. Common onsite amenities are inclusive of a gym, a grocery store, a restaurant, and an incubator business space. Parking will be included for 10-18 vehicles with stackers and 90 bicycles.

West Oakland Farms is slated to move into the second level of the complex, selling produce inside the proposed ground-floor grocery store and restaurant.

1666 7th Street, image via Google Street View

1666 7th Street, image via Google Street View

The structure is designed to have a nearly net-zero energy footprint, aided by 16,000 square feet of rooftop solar panels. The project was also reduced in height by a full floor by removing a significant quantity of parking.

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15 Comments on "Affordable Housing Breaks Ground At 1666 7th Street In West Oakland"

  1. I would like to receive a application to apply for housing in the Black Panther Apartment development. I am a senior citizen, resident of Oakland, California for 73 years and am now homeless but staying with family temporarily. Thank you. Sharon Jones

  2. I would like to know when and how applications will be available.
    Kind regards,
    Tahasha Freeman

  3. Hi,
    I would like to receive a application to apply for housing in the Black Panther Apartment development.

    Thank you so much 😊

  4. I am a senior and very interested in applying for the Black Panther Apts. in West Oakland, CA. Please let me know how to apply. Thanks 😊 jp

  5. Hello I would like more information about the application and move in information about the apartments for me and my 90 year old Dad please. I care for him by myself and I need help! Thank you.

  6. Hello. My name is Melva Jackson and I would like to receive an application to apply for the new housing development in West Oakland . I am a senior citizen on very limited income and currently looking for a place to live my remaining years Thank you for any help you can guide me with towards applying. Hope to hear from you soon.

  7. Can you tell me how to apply please?

  8. I would like to receive a application to apply. I’m stay with family do to I just can’t afford a apartment due to this high rent. I’ve been watching the process of this building. Thank You.

  9. How do I apply?

  10. Along with everyone else, I’m inquiring on the application process

  11. Tammy D. Johnson | February 5, 2024 at 5:04 pm | Reply

    Where and when can I fill out a application for a 1bedroom.Across the street from the bart is perfect for me. I’m really excited about these apartments. Thank You

  12. Tammy D. Johnson | March 12, 2024 at 4:07 pm | Reply

    I’m very much interested in applying for a 1 bedroom and would love to know where and when can I can apply I’ve been living in West Oakland with family since 2016 due to the high rent everywhere. I will keep coming back to this site to see if there are any updates. Thank You Tammy Johnson

  13. Tashanna Swain | March 14, 2024 at 5:58 pm | Reply

    Hello i am homeless staying with a family member in need of a studio apartment i would like to know can i receive an application.

  14. I am currently living in a Bridge Housing apartment in West Oakland, but would be interested in receiving an application for this property. Thank you.

  15. Hello, I was wondering how to get an application for The Black Panther apartments.

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