Reduced Plan Filed for 10550 International Boulevard, Oakland

Hestia establishing view, rendering by Architects OrangeHestia establishing view, rendering by AO

Reduced development permits have been filed for a six-story residential building at 10550 International Boulevard by the southern border of Oakland, Alameda County. The project will rise six floors with 140 units of affordable and market-rate homes, a change from the last application for 207 affordable apartments. AMG & Associates is the project developer.

Hestia along International Boulevard, rendering by Architects Orange

Hestia along International Boulevard, rendering by AO

The proposal will include five levels of housing above a ground-level garage with parking for 70 cars. Of the 140 units, around 24% or 33 residences will be designated as affordable to lower-income households. Apartment sizes will vary with one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms. One unit will be reserved for an on-site residential manager.

Residential amenities include a fitness center, two courtyards, and a flexible-use space. The open space will have a playground, barbecues, and outdoor seating furniture. All five levels will offer a laundry room.

10500 International Boulevard, via Google Street View

10500 International Boulevard, via Google Street View

Previous plans were designed by AO, with landscape architecture by Thomas H. Phelps and civil engineering by Ruggeri-Jensen-Azar. The development is also the third phase of a project. Construction work has already finished for phase one, the affordable 324-unit Oakland Station Senior Housing community. Plans for the second-phase 69-unit affordable senior housing project have been approved.

AMG & Associates has yet to reply to a request for comment.

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4 Comments on "Reduced Plan Filed for 10550 International Boulevard, Oakland"

  1. There has been an industrial illegal street food vending operation at this location running gas/oil mix powered generators under a mezzanine. It is disgusting. The air quality district would not address. City allows it to operate amid weekly complaints about co2 emissions, lack of proper permits, violations of street food zoning regulations, public safety. Sure this developer knows and continues to take money from vendors and bypass city ordinance on vacancies. Polluting the air in the area adjacent to senior living center.

  2. Are people finally getting that developments need to be mixed income to prevent a concentration of poverty? Hope this is a sign of things to come. No more 100% affordable or market rate developments!

    • I wouldn’t live in “mixed income” apartments again. I worked full time to pay high rent while free-riding residents made noise all night, left trash anywhere, smoked and drank in the gym, burned off the buttons in the elevator, broke into cars in the “secure” garage, and let their dogs pee and poop in the stairwells.

      • You are correct. As an HOA manager of an upscale condo community, there were 6 low income condos owned by a housing non-profit. They used some of the units as a half-way housing for people who probably were not ready to live independently. All the problems listed above and really bad for property values for the people who worked hard to afford a condo in this area. The non-profit was pretty good about moving people out, but it was an endless stream of drama.

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