The BART Board of Directors has voted to approve plans for the Lake Merritt Transit-Oriented Development in Downtown Oakland. The approval is a significant step towards reshaping two low-rise lots with two towers and two mid-density buildings containing affordable and market-rate housing and offices. The Board President, Rebecca Saltzman, says construction will start in 2024.
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Plans have been filed for the redevelopment of Plaza East, a 3.6-acre public housing project in San Francisco’s Western Addition. The proposal includes replacement housing for the existing 193 apartments as part of the 755-unit master vision. Strada Investment Group, McCormack Baron Salazar, and Without Walls are jointly responsible for the development.
Campus expansion is on track for Samuel Merritt University at 525 12th Street in Downtown Oakland. The project proposal includes the development of a ten-story building to serve as the new mail campus for SMU. The proposal also includes a tree removal application to remove ten protected trees. Strada Investment Group is the project applicant. North Carolina-based Perkins + Will is responsible for the design concepts. Oakland-based firm Einwiller Kuehl is the landscape architect.
Jazzie Collins Apartments has officially opened ahead of schedule at 53 Colton Street in San Francisco’s Hub neighborhood. The six-story building, named after one of the city’s famous social activists, has created 96 new units of permanent supportive housing co-developed by HomeRise and Strada Investment Group. The opening occurred earlier this week with the Mayor in attendance.
San Francisco’s Architecture Review Committee is scheduled to review the proposed reuse of 2 Stockton Street in the city’s Union Square neighborhood. The project would partially demolish the existing building, reskinning the exterior and adding four new levels of office space. Strada Investment Group is responsible for the development.