mixed-used and mixed income housing master plan
This 7.4 acre urban design study was created for Oakland Community Organizations (OCO) during a campaign for affordable housing in the Fruitvale-Gateway project, an 810 unit market rate development by Pacific Thomas Capital. We worked with the community to design over a million square feet of mixed use space, including 690 condos, 120 affordable housing apartments, non-profit education facilities, light industrial space and commercial / retail. Through strategic planning, community meetings, public protests (media campaigns) and urban design workshops, we demonstrated that affordable housing was feasible in low-rise and mid-rise buildings rather than high-rise construction.
Location: Oakland, California
Client: Oakland Community Organizations (OCO), Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN) & Urban Strategies Council
Units: 810 apartments
Awards: 2009 AIA San Francisco Young Architect Award & 2008 AIA California Community Housing and Assistance Award