While designs for a 56-story “Encinal” tower to rise on the Uptown site were envisioned back in 2006, designs which would have produced Oakland’s tallest building, those plans were abandoned in the subsequent downturn. But if approved by Oakland’s Planning Commission this evening, a 33-story residential tower, as rendered above, could rise up to 339-feet in height at 1900 Broadway.
As designed by Brick for developer Seth Hamalian, the proposed 1900 Broadway project includes the renovation and conversion of the adjacent historic Tapscott Building, atop of which a setback fifth floor, pool, deck and outdoor space would be added.
A 20-foot wide courtyard would separate the Tapscott Building from the new tower, and the parking would be in a six-level structure, “tucked to the rear of the site, hidden from view from passersby.”
In total, the development would yield 345 residential units, with parking for 333 cars and 10,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
Oakland’s Planning Department is recommending the project be approved as proposed. An approval could be appealed to the City Council within 10 days of the vote, but an appeal isn’t expected.
UPDATE: As expected, the development was approved as proposed.