Conceptual design, entitlements, documentation, and construction administration for an affordable veteran’s rental housing development in Oakland

Embark Apartments is an affordable rental community for veterans and their families. It is centrally located in Uptown Oakland, which is near downtown and close to two Veterans Administration (VA) service centers, transit lines, shopping, schools, libraries, and parks.

The project, carefully planned on a small site, is six-stories and contains a total of 62 units. Amenities include: on-site management, resident services with a specific focus on veterans’ health, car and bicycle parking; on-site laundry, a community room with a kitchen, a rooftop garden, and green design and construction. The ground floor contains large windows and human scaled design elements to enhance the street life.

The overall design and massing are sensitive to adjacent buildings and will enhance the quality and livability of the neighborhood.