Casa Sueños Affordable Housing Opens in Fruitvale, Oakland

Casa Sueños, illustration by SVA ArchitectsCasa Sueños, illustration by SVA Architects

BRIDGE Housing and the Unity Council have officially opened Casa Sueños, a four-story affordable housing complex at 3511 East 12th Street in Fruitvale, Oakland. The project, which will bring 181 units immediately next to the Fruitvale BART Station, is Phase IIB of the mixed-use Fruitvale Transit Village.

The four-story complex will create 181 units, of which 29 are subsidized with Section 8 by the Oakland Housing Authority, 46 units will be designated as supportive housing, and two will be for on-site staff. Ground-level retail space will offer 7,500 square feet for a local non-profit organization.

SVA Architects is responsible for the design. The podium-style structure is articulated with various hues, built-in balconies, floor-to-ceiling windows, and metal window awnings. Unit sizes will vary from studios to three-bedrooms, and affordability levels will be staggered, offering a range of units for households earning between 20 to 80% of the area’s median income.

The over two-acre property is located along East 12th Street and 35th Avenue close to International Boulevard.

Unity Council finished Phase 1 of the Fruitvale Transit Village in 2003. Casa Arabella, or Phase IIA, was completed with 94 units in 2018 in partnership with East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation. Alongside housing, the village includes retail, office space, and space for a weekly farmers’ market. Construction started on Phase IIB in August of 2021 with a ceremonial groundbreaking.

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11 Comments on "Casa Sueños Affordable Housing Opens in Fruitvale, Oakland"

  1. Would have loved to see some images of the finished structure, but good news nonetheless! I love Fruitvale.

  2. SiliconValleyRiseUp | June 30, 2024 at 9:38 pm | Reply

    Lot of cool development has happened around the Fruitvale BART station! Love to see it

  3. Yvette Munguia | June 30, 2024 at 10:07 pm | Reply

    I’d love to live in this area. Is there by any chance I can get an application?

  4. As someone who resides there such a great place. Thank you Bridge for the opportunity for a fresh start.

  5. Jeffrey W. Baker | July 1, 2024 at 9:39 am | Reply

    Formerly a surface parking lot. Big, big improvement.

  6. elaine mccall | July 1, 2024 at 9:39 am | Reply

    Where do I apply for application now?

  7. Can I have an application for casa suenos?

  8. I use Bart to go to work since due sickness can not drive to work.

  9. Hi can I please can I get application I would love to live in this area

  10. Cathena Wilson | July 1, 2024 at 10:08 pm | Reply

    I’m looking for low income housing I’m nearly homeless,I need some affordable housing

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