Can We Solve the Housing Crisis?

Oakland’s core is on the verge of a makeover, heightening fears about rising housing costs and gentrification in a city celebrated for its racial and ethnic diversity. Where will the new workers live in an area so short on housing?


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Ready to Build

These Oakland developments have received approval for specific buildings and are expected to start construction in 2016.

Former Bay Chevrolet, 3093 Broadway, 435 units

Valdez & 23rd, 2302 Valdez St., 200 units

The Courthouse, 2935 Telegraph Ave., 162 units

The Temescal, 4901 Broadway, 126 units

The Union, Union & Fifth Sts., 110 units

Hollis Street, 3250 Hollis St., 94 units

23rd & Valley, 459 23rd St., 65 units

Coliseum Place, 9400 International Blvd., 59 units

459 Eighth St., 459 Eighth St., 48 units

Temescal, 4700 Telegraph Ave., 48 units

Mews House Site 1A, Frontage Rd., 47 units

Hannah Street, 2868 Hannah St., 47 units

Temescal, 4801 Shattuck Ave., 43 units

4690 Tompkins, 4690 Tompkins Ave., 40 units

Source: Planning Director Rachel Flynn.


In the Pipeline

These proposals are in various states of review.

Brooklyn Basin, 3,100 units are proposed along the Embarcadero waterfront.

Oak Knoll, Up to 960 housing units are proposed for former Navy land in the Oakland hills.

MacArthur Station, The first section of 624 planned units are under construction at Telegraph and 40th Street

Jack London Square, 660 units are proposed near the downtown waterfront

27th Street near Harrison, 400-430 units

19th and Alice streets, A 370 unit project has been proposed

1900 Broadway, A 345-unit project could rise by the 19th Street BART station

Fourth and Madison streets near Jack London Square, 300 units proposed

Fruitvale Village, 275 units planned at 12th Street and 36th Avenue

Source: City of Oakland.


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