New renderings have been revealed for the ‘Yes In God’s Back Yard’ proposal at 1010 91st Avenue in East Oakland, Alameda County. The project will replace a portion of surface parking for the conjoined church with a four-story apartment complex. Lily of the Valley Christian Center is listed as the property owner.
The new illustrations were shared with YIMBY by the project architect and developer, Workbench. The Santa Cruz-based firm works one multi-family housing in their home city, as well as 8930 MacArthur Boulevard in Oakland.
Workbench’s new rendering for 1010 91st Avenue provides useful context for where the housing will sit and for the proposed design. The architectural style shows inspiration from the industrial neighborhood. The four-story project will be capped with a sawtooth roof design, with the facade walls wrapped with vertical board siding and stucco.
The eight studio-style units will comprise around 4,850 square feet of floor area, with two units on the first floor and three apartments on levels two and three. The building will include a storage unit and solar panels.
Demolition will be required for a portion of the existing parking lot, with the remaining space to be modified with a landscaped accessibility path. Alongside the church, the parcel is occupied by a 2,700-square-foot single-family house.