mixed-use workforce housing
The Old Oakland site was located on the edge of a Victorian-era historic commercial district and was part of the “10K” development effort to revitalize downtown Oakland. The 63,000 sf. building contained 48 condominiums at the upper levels, and a podium with 4 live/work units, commercial space, restaurant and 47 parking spaces using a 3-tier lift system. The residential portion of the building was designed using metal studs. Amenities included a 2nd floor courtyard and a semi-covered roof deck with spectacular views of the San Francisco bay. The project successfully secured its Planning entitlements including Historic review in 2006, but stalled and was never built due to the Great Recession of 2008.
Location: Oakland, California
Client: AF Evans
Architect: Alex Salazar, Project Director, completed this project while at WRT/Solomon E.T.C.
Units: 52 condos