New details have been published for the seven-story mixed-use structure for 3801 Telegraph Avenue in Mosswood, Oakland. The project would replace a vacant single-story structure with 158 new homes within walking distance from BART. Riaz Capital is the project developer.
The 75-foot tall structure will yield around 75,180 square feet, with 158 apartments and 1,850 square feet for retail spread across at most five rooms facing the street. The largest retail shop is posited as a cafe with a kitchen, three work pods, and a door leading directly into the residents’ corridor. Residential amenities will include a lounge, gym, and open space.
Unit sizes will vary somewhat, with 152 studios and six two bedrooms. Residential parking will be included for 40 bicycles, with sidewalk parking and retail space for ten more bicycles.
Left Coast Architecture is responsible for the design, a typical podium-style structure articulated with implied setbacks and color changes to emphasize the corner height. Facade materials will include stucco and tiles.
Jett is the landscape architect. Landscaping will start with the streetscape, with planters and lobby benches along West MacArthur Boulevard and trees along Telegraph Avenue. The lobby will connect to the rear yard courtyard, where residents will find plant-filled seating areas and the bicycle storage and repair area. The rooftop deck will feature outdoor furniture for dining and entertainment.
CBG is the civil engineer.
The project will build on a 0.26-acre parcel, less than two blocks from the MacArthur BART Station. Residents will also be by AC Transit bus stops, with access to Downtown Oakland in under ten minutes and the UC Berkeley campus in under 25 minutes.
Demolition will be required for the current vacant single-story commercial structure and surface parking lot. The structure was once the home of a Doggie Diner restaurant, a famed chain in the Bay Area that lasted from 1948 to the mid-1980s, though the vintage signage and tiling have long since been removed. An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not yet been established.