A new project featuring a Black cultural center and more than 100 affordable residences has been proposed at 6955 Foothill Boulevard in East Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of a cultural center honoring Black culture. The project will also offer residential and co-working spaces for the community. The property site is an empty lot.
BCZ Community Development Corp is the project developer. Mosaic Urban Development is the project applicant.
The mixed-use project will bring 120 affordable homes, a cultural center, and 20 live-work spaces for artists, makers, artisans, and craftspeople. The project site is a triangle-shaped parcel spanning an area of 1.2 acres.
The cultural center will be a building celebrating and featuring Black culture, spanning 26,000 square feet. Spaces for a food hall, an event hall, a music hall, a performance center, and a rooftop event space will be added to the cultural center.
The property site is next to Eastmont Town Center at the junction of 73rd Avenue, Foothill Boulevard, and MacArthur Boulevard.
The project applicant has been submitted and is under review. The estimated construction timeline has not been announced yet.