As we first reported early last year, plans for a 27-story “creative office building,” with an oxidized metal frame, trim and finishes, to rise up to 465 feet in height upon the entire Uptown Oakland block bounded by West Grand, Telegraph, 22nd and Valley have been drawn.
As refined by Solomon Cordwell Buenz (SCB) for TMG Partners and newly rendered below, the proposed development would yield 738,000 square feet of “creative” office space (with high ceilings, open floors and outdoor terraces) over a now (versus then) matching 350-space podium garage; 16,500 square feet of retail, gallery, and “maker” space along Telegraph and West Grand Avenues; and a 30-foot-tall lobby at the corner of Valley Street.
Valley, between West Grand and 22nd, would be converted into a limited access “slow street” and pedestrian promenade with a spillover café and effective infill plaza at the corner of 22nd as envisioned.
And if approved, the project team is positioning to start construction “as early as 2020” and finish in 2022. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.