New renderings have been revealed for the proposed 100% affordable residential infill at 8930 MacArthur Boulevard in Castlemont, Oakland. Construction would add roughly 35 units and ground-floor retail to the currently vacant lot. New Way Homes is responsible for the project.
The project’s pre-application permit was filed late last week. The six-story infill will yield 39,350 square feet with five levels of mass timber construction over a concrete podium with a 17-car garage and an 863 square-foot retail space. Parking will be included for 35 bicycles in a long-term room by the lobby.
Unit sizes will vary with studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms, and four-bedrooms residences. The second-floor homes will include private outdoor terraces, while many units above will have either private terraces or Juliet balconies.
The application will use Senate Bill 330 and the State Density Bonus program to streamline the approval process and increase the residential capacity zoning for the 0.19-acre site.
Workbench Built is responsible for the design. The firm is a Santa Cruz-based concept-to-completion studio based out of Santa Cruz. The firm manages feasibility studios, property development, architectural design, general contracting, and construction management.
Today’s story was possible thanks to the rendering revelation by Twitter user @aglev33. An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not yet been established.
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Hopefully it will be a catalyst for transformation of the neighborhood in to a more livable environment. It can’t hurt. This is the type of development the flats of East Oakland needs.