Articles by Andrew Nelson

Jewish Community Center of the East Bay proposed new facility, rendering courtesy the JCC

Application Filed for Jewish Community Hub at 5901 College Avenue, Rockridge, Oakland

New plans have been filed to the Oakland Planning Commission for a new religious community hub at 5901 College Avenue for the city’s Rockridge neighborhood. The plans would repurpose an existing office space and create a new home for the non-profit Jewish Community Center of the East Bay, remaining in Alameda County. Equity Community Builders is responsible for the application.

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Oak Hill Apartments aerial view, rendering by SVA Architects

Public Comment Starts for Affordable Housing in San Quentin, Marin County

The Draft Environmental Impact Report is under review that would increase the housing stock of the unincorporated community of San Quentin fivefold. Education Housing Partners and Eden Housing have proposed Oak Hill Apartments, an entirely affordable complex with 250 new apartments across two structures on the hilly 8.3-acre property. The proposal, located around 101 Sir Francis Drive Boulevard, is the largest affordable project in Marin County in roughly 50 years.

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1666 7th Street pedestrian view, rendering by MWA Architects

Concrete Rising for Affordable Housing at 1666 7th Street, West Oakland

Construction is starting to go vertical for the five-story affordable housing project at 1666 7th Street in West Oakland, Alameda County. The development, dubbed 7th and Campbell, is now one level closer to having 79 apartments with community space above a new restaurant and grocery store. Oakland & the World Enterprises is the project sponsor, led by the former Black Panther Party chairwoman Elaine Brown.

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