Zoned for the potential development of up to 1,556 residential units, 2.8 million square feet of office space or a combination of the two, the preliminary plans for the proposed “Eastline” project to rise across the entire 3-acre Uptown Oakland block bounded by Telegraph, Broadway, 21st and 22nd Streets had envisioned a mixed-use development with 880,000 square feet of large-floor-plate office space which could accommodate around 4,500 tech workers; a 397-foot tower with 395 residential units inside; 85,000 square feet of street-level retail; and six levels of parking for 1,750 cars, the overall design for which has since been refined by Gensler as newly rendered below.
At the same time, plans for a potential “all office” scenario rising up to 420 feet in height have been drafted and newly rendered as well, an approach which would yield 1.45 million square feet of office space; 80,000 square feet of ground floor retail; and six levels of parking with 2,050 spaces for both public and private use.
Which of the draft plans for the 2100 Telegraph site will be pursued has yet to be determined.
In fact, by pursuing a generic approval for a Planned Unit Development (PUD) of up to 940 feet in height upon the site as massed below, the project team could pursue a completely different plan than either of those above as long as it fits within the book-ends of the potential development outlined in our first sentence above.
And all that being said, the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the potential redevelopment of the 3-acre site has just been released, a public hearing for which has been slated for January 24, 2018.