West Oakland CA | Completed
This GreenPoint Rated affordable family housing, developed by BRIDGE Housing, is part of the emerging Central Station district anchored by Oakland’s historic original train station.
This four-story sustainable building encloses a podium-level courtyard with a freestanding community pavilion. East and west sides take on different aspects to answer diverse surrounding conditions: new townhouses at one edge, and a highway at the other.
Residents enter through an open-air lobby with a breezeway view of the interior landscaping and branch off to a mix of affordable units punctuated by glassed-in winter gardens.
Just adjacent to Ironhorse, 14th Street has been fully reconstructed to include a traffic-calming pocket park and pedestrian amenities.
Available to households earning 50% area median income, Ironhorse offers families private decks, an elegant community room, classroom space, laundry facilities, secure on-site parking, and landscaped garden area and courtyard.
Ironhorse stands at the center of development that is reintegrating some 29 acres of abandoned former industrial land into the surrounding residential neighborhood. Central Station is a new master-planned undertaking by several developers including BUILD, a BRIDGE affiliate. A total of more than 1,200 new homes will be constructed, along with new neighborhood-serving retail and the eventual restoration of Oakland’s historic 16th Street Station.
This project earned more than twice the required points to receive a GreenPoint Rating:
- Vegetated “green roofs” that last longer than standard roofs and provide insulation from heat and sound.
- Solar-domestic hot water.
- Photo-voltaic arrays that supply all electricity for common areas.
- Certified CRI Green Label Plus carpets.
- Outdoor furniture made of recycled-material composite lumber.
- Landscape irrigation control that receives weather data via a satellite connection
- High-efficiency drip-irrigation system.
- Two vegetated swales, which naturally filter and percolate rainwater captured from the roofs into the water table.
1801 14th Street
West Oakland, CA