Demolition permits have been filed for 469 40th Street in Mosswood, Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of a five-story mixed-use building. The project involves the demolition of a two-story apartment building on the site, to make way for a new building offering residential and retail spaces.
After multiple revisions, last year, building permits were approved for the five-story apartment project that will create 34 new units two blocks away from the MacArthur BART station and AC Transit. The project site is a parcel spanning an area of 0.23 acres. The building will rise to a height of 60 feet and yield a total built-up area of 31,160 square feet excluding parking. An area of 22,400 square feet will be for residential use, and 1,980 square feet for commercial retail facing 40th street. A majority of the ground floor will be dedicated to a 16-car garage. Storage for twenty bicycles will be connected to the residential lobby and elevator.
The design is inspired by the area’s existing 1920s-era apartment aesthetic. Renderings showcase a design that resonates with its immediate surroundings. The plan features stepped setbacks at the rear, stucco exterior with cornice & trim details, clear articulation of the base/mid/top, arched openings at the ground floor, symmetrical window layouts as well as a prominent corner tower.
The project site is located between Telegraph Avenue and Webster Street, less than five minutes from the multi-line Macarthur BART station. The retail-dense Piedmont Avenue is fifteen minutes away on foot, while Downtown Oakland is ten minutes away by bicycle