The plans for a modern six-story Oakland development to rise at the corner of 51st Street and Telegraph Avenue, with 204 apartments over 34,000 square feet of ground floor retail space, including 28,000 square feet for a full-service grocery store, could be approved by the City’s Planning Commission in two weeks time.
In addition to the grocery store, the remaining 6,000 square feet of commercial space is proposed to be split between 3 to 5 locally owned restaurants and retailers, with a greenbelt pedestrian connection through the development connecting Frog Park and the Temescal neighborhood.
A two-level underground garage has been designed to provide 150 parking spaces for the residences and 140 spaces for the retailers.
And atop the development at 5110 Telegraph, a one acre urban farm to be run by Top Leaf Farms will produce hyper-local organic produce which could be retailed below.
If approved, the Nautilus Group is planning to (re)break ground by the end of the year (the site was recently planted with a temporary farm) and have the 5110 Telegraph development ready for occupancy by the end of 2018.