The City of Oakland’s Design Review Commission is scheduled today to review plans for a substantial twin-block development surrounding the Lake Merritt BART Station in Downtown Oakland. The two blocks at 51 9th Street and 107 8th Street will create half a million square feet of new office space, retail, community amenities and contribute hundreds of new apartments to the Oakland housing market. Strada Investment Group and the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation are jointly responsible for the development.
An application has been submitted to Oakland Planning Commission seeking the approval of a four-story, multi-family residential building with 23 units at 913-923 Martin Luther King Junior Way, Downtown Oakland. The proposal requires the review of the overall composition of the building, including the materials, articulations, fenestration, and massing. YHLA Architects is managing the design concept and construction.
Excavation is well underway at 1900 Broadway, the site for a 36-story tower dubbed the Stak Site in Downtown Oakland. Behring Co is developing the project. At full buildout, 1900 Broadway and the adjoined Tapscott Building will add retail and 452 new apartments to the Bay Area housing market.
New permits have been filed for a five-story mixed-use building with affordable housing at 5622 Martin Luther King Jr way in North Oakland. The project will add a low-rise residential development while retaining the existing businesses on-site in an area dominated by sprawling single-family housing and three-story apartments. It’s All Good Bakery is responsible for the development as the property owner.
The Oakland Landmark Preservation Board will review plans for a seven-story mixed-use development at 419 4th Street in the Jack London Square neighborhood, Oakland. The proposal will save an existing historic facade known as the “Noodle Factory” warehouse. Lowney Architecture is responsible for the design.