Affordable Housing Proposed at 1315 31st Avenue in Fruitvale, Oakland

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A new affordable residential project has been proposed for development at 1315 31st Avenue in Fruitvale, Oakland. The project proposal includes the construction of 100% affordable housing on a site that was home to Ghost Ship, a warehouse that caught fire in 2016. Demolition of existing structures is proposed under a separate permit.

3073 International LLC is listed as the owner. Mithun is responsible for the designs.

The project site is comprised of three parcels, totaling an area of 0.43 acres. The scope of work includes the construction of new 100% affordable housing with active uses on the ground floor (commercial, or residential services, or other).

The developer is seeking a preliminary planning meeting regarding the proposed housing project. Preliminary site plans will be brought to meeting for discussion. The estimated construction timeline has not been announced yet.

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4 Comments on "Affordable Housing Proposed at 1315 31st Avenue in Fruitvale, Oakland"

  1. Hopefully, the NIMBYS of Oakland will jump on this one. No way can they lose this charming piece of community.

    All dilapidation must be protected from gentrification!

  2. Actually, this is NOT gentrification as I understand. 100% affordable housing is what an area in disrepair needs.

    • No matter how you manage to chew it out, gentrification is achieved when you add value to a preexisting condition.

      These improvements usually benefit everyone in some format, but those benefits are mismanaged, and displacement often proceeds. There’s no guarantee the free market considers equity.

      The only way to prevent gentrification is to leave the site as is or do even more damage to drop the value further.

      100% affordable construction is still gentrification, but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. Too many associate the g-word as being the devil in disguise. They aren’t wrong to be concerned, but that’s dependent on our municipalities and bureaucracy and how they choose to let it ravage. Let it go unchecked; you lose entire neighborhoods of legacy residents. Strike a sustainable balance; you have cities that support multi-generational growth.

  3. Where do I apply?

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