Oakland: 1900 Broadway - First Look at New Downtown Oakland High-Rise

Rendering: Brick LLP
The latest downtown Oakland high-rise proposal not only includes a brand new 33-story tower but would also restore an existing historic structure, so it doesn't get much better than this proposal. Though this development has been floating around the Oakland Planning Department for a while, it was just a few days ago that the first renderings for the building were released to the public. According to plans filed with the city, the project is slated to include 345 dwelling units, 9,724 square feet of retail space as well as 333 parking spaces. A one-story retail building as well as a surface parking lot will be demolished to make way for the new tower.

Documents also reveal that the tower will be 339 feet tall which means that it would be the 5th tallest building in the city of Oakland and would take up a prominent place in the city's skyline. Make sure to check out the skyline rendering below! The new building would rise near several major developments including the Sears building renovation and the planned final phase of the Uptown development so this will be a busy area in the next couple of years. Designs for the tower are being handled by Brick LLP which is a Berkeley-based architectural firm. I'm especially impressed by the street level view (see below) which shows an inviting and thoughtfully-designed streetwall. It's also great to see that all parking has been hidden and there is no ugly parking podium.

The project will be heard by the Oakland Planning Commission on August 5th. Fingers crossed that everything goes smoothly and we will see shovels in the ground very soon.

Rendering: Brick LLP

Rendering: Brick LLP
Rendering: Brick LLP
Skyline view. Rendering: Brick LLP
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