Mandela Station

Oakland, California

Market: S.F. Bay Area

Type: Mixed-Use, Multifamily, Retail, Office

Role: Co-Developer

Status: Planned Development Project

Planned transit-oriented development surrounding the Bay Area Rapid Transit District’s West Oakland light-rail station.

Property Size

  • 760 rental apartments
  • 300,000 square feet of office/life-science space
  • 53,000 square feet of retail space

Local Population Density

  • 4,200 people/square mile


  • A public-private partnership that is striving to transform an underutilized block of West Oakland, an emerging urban neighborhood near two major employment centers: San Francisco’s financial district and downtown Oakland.
  • Serving as co-developer with Strategic Urban Development Alliance (SUDA).
  • Will consist of three mid- and high-rise buildings that will be constructed on a 5.5-acre parking lot surrounding the West Oakland BART light-rail transit station.
  • Central Bay Area location will provide residents, workers and visitors with immediate access to all BART light-rail commuter lines and all communities served by BART.
  • 32% of the apartments will be designated as affordable housing for low- and moderate-income residents.
  • Retail space will occupy the ground floors of all three buildings.
  • Will also include 75,000 square feet of outdoor public plazas and paseos with up to 4,500 square feet available for periodic programming with retail kiosks and food trucks.


  • Designed to achieve a minimum of LEED-Silver certification under the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

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Walk Score:  84     |    Transit Score:  67     |     Bike Score:  98

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