Alexan Webster – These High-Density Housing Projects Will Transform Oakland’s Skyline


January 23, 2018

Oakland will add 3,600 units of housing in the next few years with several developers building multifamily complexes in downtown Oakland and beyond. Thousands more are in the planning stages. Developers are pursuing high-density housing projects and several want to build high-rises and mid-rises with hundreds of units of housing. These towers will help shape a new skyline in downtown Oakland while also providing much-needed housing.

Units: 234

Retail: 15K SF

Developer: Trammell Crow Residential

Architect: KTGY Architecture + Planning

Contractor: Suffolk

Expected Completion: July 2019

Trammell Crow broke ground in July on its first residential project since re-establishing an office in the Bay Area. It will redevelop a 1.42-acre parking lot into a mixed-use project with luxury apartments, retail, parking and art. The public-private partnership went through four years of planning and 15% of units will have affordable housing as part of an agreement with the city of Oakland. The project will offer 5K SF of indoor amenities, including a lap pool and a rooftop deck with an art installation.