Housing Project Approved At 1396 Fifth Street In West Oakland

1396 Fifth Street1396 Fifth Street via The Michaels Organization

Oakland Planning Commission finally approved a housing project for development at 1396 Fifth Street in West Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of an eight-story building offering 222 dwelling units in a transit-oriented project site.

The Michaels Organization is the project developer.

396 Fifth Street View

396 Fifth Street View via The Michaels Organization

Named The Golden West, the project will bring 222 residential units into an eight-story building. The residential units will be developed as a mix of 49 studios, 132 one-bedroom units, and 41 two-bedroom units. The project site is a vacant lot which was once the site of the city’s longest running and biggest brewery, the Golden West Brewing Company. The project will have 16 units reserved for very-low-income households.

Councilmembers approved the development, denying an environmental appeal by East Bay Residents for Responsible Development, a coalition of local unions. One mitigation involves reducing health risks from air pollution. The developer must install air filter devices rated MERV 16 or higher in certain units and electrostatic air purifiers in below-market-rate units.

The project site is located on 5th Street between Mandela Parkway & Kirkham Street. The site is located close to the West Oakland Bart Station and Interstate Highway 880.

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2 Comments on "Housing Project Approved At 1396 Fifth Street In West Oakland"

  1. The only good thing Fife has done is by doing nothing at all and missing this vote.

    • She missed the vote because they already decided to deny the appeal and she had a conflict with another meeting g. Fife plans to bring legislation for remediation that would apply to D3 and maybe all of Oakland.

      This delay was a travesty though. Now rates and goods are more expensive. I hope the developer can still build it.

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