Pipeline Grows in Jack London Square
- Apr 17, 2015
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
Austin Group has submitted plans to develop 48-unit apartment community on the site of Duke’s R&B club in Oakland’s Jack London Square, across the street from the Ellington condo building.
The development would take shape three blocks away from the waterfront, adding a residential element that is somewhat lacking in an area where the redevelopment pipeline consists mostly of dining spots and cafes.
Along with its market-rate apartments, the seven-story building would feature a 3,000-square-foot brew pub. It will most likely take the developer a few years from initial pitch to groundbreaking, The San Francisco Business Times reports.
Jack London Square is becoming a hotbed of development, such as Carmel Partners’ planned 330-unit residential project. A more controversial proposal by developer Ellis Partners for a 26-story residential high-rise is raising concerns in the neighborhood over zoning.