Permits were approved for a new six-story, 60-unit residential development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 3419 San Pablo Avenue in Oakland. The complex, which will be 100% affordable, will include common rooms and residential services for its tenants, as well as 1,400 square feet of retail space. Other amenities will include a landscaped rear courtyard and on-site parking for bicycles. The project also benefited from Senate Bill 330, which allowed for a streamlined review process, and the State Density Bonus program due to its affordability.
A nine-story, 90-unit group housing development has been announced by Forge Development Partners at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 468 Turk Street site in San Francisco. Called TL468 and located in the Tenderloin, each 250-square-foot microunit is designed to sleep up to two people, creating an affordable alternative to traditional apartments in San Francisco. Moreover, the complex as a whole will be sustainable with zero net energy and zero net carbon. Amenities in the complex will include a common kitchen area and a rooftop deck.
Renderings have been released for an eight-story residential development at 2587 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. This project is set to create housing for UC Berkeley students, producing 219 bedrooms across 52 separate units. The complex will also include 2,900 square feet of ground-level retail space, as well as amenities such as rooftop decks, lounges, fitness centers, and study rooms. Of the 52 units, six will be designated as affordable for very low-income households.
A preliminary application was submitted for an eight-story residential development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 2601 San Pablo Avenue site in Berkeley. The 223-unit development will include approximately 24 affordable homes, allowing the project to utilize Senate Bill 330 and the State Density Bonus program. The complex will also contain over 1,950 square feet of retail space, along with design elements such as landscaped open spaces and a mural.
The Oakland Planning Commission is set to review plans for the eight-story, 289-unit residential development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 533 Kirkham Street in Oakland. This development, which is part of a massive multi-building effort to create a transit hub around the West Oakland BART station, will also include 3,000 square feet of retail space, and 13 of the complex’s 289 units will be allocated to very low-income households. Amenities at the complex include on-site parking and a dog run.
A pre-application using Senate Bill 330 was submitted for an eight-story apartment complex at 2733 San Pablo Avenue in Berkeley, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. Base zoning allows for 103 units at the site, but by including 16 affordable units for very low-income households, the State Density Bonus program increases the residential capacity to 152 units. The development will also include over 1,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space, as well as amenities like a club room and ground-level garden for residents.
New building permits were requested for an 11-story, mixed-use apartment complex proposed at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 1500 15th Street in San Francisco. The development will create 179 units, with roughly 25% of these units being designated as affordable. The structure will also contain over 2,800 square feet of retail space; meanwhile, residential amenities within the complex include a rooftop deck with a bar and lounge, a basement lounge and coworking space, and a fitness center.
The City of Oakland approved permits for the construction of a six-story, 200-unit complex at 7300 MacArthur Boulevard, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The project, located across from the Eastmont Town Center, will contain 20 affordable units, and the ground floor will yield nearly 3,000 square feet of retail space. Other amenities include on-site parking for cars and bicycles, a public mural, and a rooftop deck with a barbeque counter, play area, garden space, and open lounge.
Permits were filed for the entirely affordable second phase of the master plan at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 675 East Santa Clara Street in San Jose. This second phase will likely consist of a seven-story residential complex, a five-story senior housing complex, and 36 for-sale townhomes. Overall, this would create 213 units of affordable housing. Amenities within this affordable development include podium courtyards, a plaza, and on-site parking.
Plans were submitted for a seven-story residential development containing 110 units at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 2011 Bayshore Highway site in San Francisco. Outside of the manager’s unit, the other 109 units in the development will all be affordable for households ranging from extremely low-income to moderate-income. The complex will include amenities such as a 2,300-square-foot childcare facility on-site, as well as shared open space and on-site parking.