Emeryville: 3900 Adeline - Another Mixed Use Oakland/Emeryville Straddler In the Works

Rendering: Madison Park.
An unlikely part of Oakland and Emeryville is becoming an East Bay development hot spot as another mixed-use building is in the works in this high traffic, irregularly-shaped lot laden, half-Emeryville's Triangle, half-Oakland's Longfellow microhood. Tentatively titled 3900 Adeline Street, this project will include 101 housing units along with a modest 1,000 square feet of retail space in a 3-story building. Oakland developer Madison Park is behind this project which is rising on a lot formerly occupied by a warehouse. When 3900 Adeline first went through the planning process in 2009, some community members were concerned about the demolition of this warehouse though ultimately the developer prevailed and the building was demolished last year (more on this story here and here). The new structure certainly seems to emulate an industrial look with its large windows and sloped roof though it's doubtful that the demolished building served as an inspiration.

Even though this may be a somewhat controversial project, I'm happy to see this part of Oakland & Emeryville develop into its own little neighborhood. Hopefully, we'll get some interesting ground floor retail in this building (as well as neighbors "The Intersection" and 3701 San Pablo) to give people a reason to explore this newly developing area.

Rendering: Madison Park.

Rendering: Madison Park.

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