Aerial renderings have been provided for the West Oakland Mandela BART Station development, spanning 5.58 acres around 1451 7th Street. The development hopes to create new homes, a life science laboratory, thriving retail, and a network of public open spaces to reshape former surface parking into a new urban heart for the burgeoning area. The project is a joint development dubbed CHEC-SUDA-Hensel Phelps.
The Oakland City Planning Commission has approved the multi-building mixed-use Mandela Station @ West Oakland BART development, which plans to bring 762 units to 1451 7th Street, West Oakland. The project, so named for surrounding West Oakland BART Station, will culminate with over 75,000 square feet of new park space, retail, 240 affordable houses, and 522 market-rate apartments inside the 320-foot residential tower. JRDV Architects is responsible for the design.