San Francisco-based investor Tidewater Capital is proceeding with two of its projects in Oakland located at 533 Kirkham Street and 1431 Franklin Street, both of which are Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. 533 Kirkham is a proposed 289-unit development with 3,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space near West Oakland BART, while the 40-story 1431 Franklin will consist of 381 units and on-site parking. Overall, these two projects will bring 670 residential units to Oakland, 52 of which will be affordable.
From San Francisco Business Times: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2024/01/30/oakland-apartments-tidewater-capital-1431-franklin.html
Plans for a 40-story residential development are moving forward at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 1431 Franklin Street in Oakland. This project would be constructed on an existing parking lot, creating 381 apartments. Other amenities include 8,100 square feet of public open space and on-site parking.
Demolition permits were filed for the two existing structures at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 2127 Dwight Way site in Berkeley. The residential development replacing these structures will create 58 new units of housing, and eight of these units will be designated as affordable. The complex will also include patios and outdoor seating, along with on-site bicycle parking.
Updated plans have been shared for a 24-story mixed-use project at 955 Sansome Street in San Francisco, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. This development, which was initially supposed to be just seven stories, now contains 132 apartments, 26 of which will be designated as affordable. The structure also includes 14,000 square feet of retail space and on-site parking for cars and bicycles.
New plans were released for a 22-story complex with 311 units at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 1101-1123 Sutter Street site in San Francisco. Initial plans proposed a 14-story, 221-unit complex, but the height and number of units were increased by utilizing the State Density Bonus program and Assembly Bill 1287. Along with the residential aspect, the structure will include 6,100 square feet of space for commercial and childcare use, as well as an electric vehicle charging station and on-site parking. Moreover, 37 or 38 of the units will be affordable for very low-income and moderate-income households.
The San Francisco Planning Commission is set to review plans for a reuse development at 1526 Powell Street in San Francisco, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The six-story development would contain 20 units and ground-floor retail space, along with amenities like a rear yard and two-story podium deck. Moreover, the complex would include three units for low-income households, allowing the developer to use the State Density Bonus program to increase residential capacity.
Plans were filed for a seven-story residential development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 762 San Antonio Road in Palo Alto. Using the builder’s remedy, the capacity of the development increases to 198 units, with amenities including a ground-level workspace, clubhouse, fitness center, rooftop deck, and third-floor courtyard with access to a pool deck and outdoor seating. Moreover, of the 198 units in the complex, 40 will be designated as affordable. The future of this project will rely on Palo Alto’s Housing Element, which currently does not comply with state law.
A draft of the Environmental Impact Report was published for the redevelopment of the California College of the Arts campus at 5200 Broadway in Oakland, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. This redeveloped complex will create 510 units of housing via apartments and townhomes, 10% of which are slated to be affordable. Along with the housing, this complex will include 1,400 square feet of retail space, 17,000 square feet of office space, and 1.5 acres of public open space.
The Vivalon Healthy Aging Campus, which is located at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 999 3rd Street site in San Rafael, will be opening its doors on February 9 with a grand opening ceremony and ribbon cutting. The development will create 67 homes for seniors, all of which will be affordable. The campus will also include the Vivalon Healthy Aging Center and Integrated Care Clinic, providing residents with traditional medical services, as well as social engagement, nutrition services, learning opportunities, and other programs to promote healthy aging.
Updated amenities have been added to theLab Berkeley and theLab Emeryville, a pair of life sciences developments located at two of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. TheLab Berkeley, a four-building development along Fourth Street and Fifth Street in Berkeley, will contain features like a fitness center, free electric bikes, food truck visits, and amphitheater seating. Meanwhile, TheLab Emeryville, which is located at 1450 Sherwin Avenue in Emeryville, will have operable windows and a pass-through to The Emery, a nearby housing development. Both theLab Berkeley and theLab Emeryville will also feature shuttles to BART and upgraded spaces with amenities like shower facilities.
From San Francisco Business Times: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2024/01/11/amenity-wars-life-science-oakland-steelwave.html