New renderings have been revealed, and development permits have been filed for a seven-story mixed-use infill at 707 Washington Street in Downtown Oakland, Alameda County. The application uses the State Density Bonus program, adding affordable housing to increase the capacity from 25 to 38 units. Schaub Li Architects is responsible for the design.
The 77-foot tall structure will yield around 51,460 square feet with 35,070 square feet from apartments, 1,620 square feet for retail, and 1,750 square feet for the 5-car garage. Additional space will be included for circulation, amenities, and mechanical functions. Additional parking will be included for 16 bicycles. The retail space is designed with a kitchen air, suggesting the future tenant may be a cafe or restaurant.
Of the 38 apartments to be created, 11 will be affordable housing for moderate-income households earning between 80% to 110% of the Area Median Income. Unit sizes will vary with seven one-bedrooms, 25 two-bedrooms, and six three-bedrooms.
Residents will get access to a fitness center on the second floor, overlooking the intersection of 7th Street and Washington Street. One unit will be located on the ground floor, with access to a private patio and lightwell. All other units will have smaller private balconies for access to fresh air. The rooftop will be crowned with a landscaped terrace.
The project is similar to the Schaub Li Architects portfolio, with a budget infill decorated with functional balconies and bay windows. Facade materials will include stucco, horizontal plank siding, and wood trim. The base will be wrapped with storefront windows and porcelain tiles.
Mary Tom is listed as the property owner, operating through Donner LLC. The property is currently a vacant lot by I-880 and the burgeoning Jack London Square district.