For generations, West Oakland has been harnessing art, music, politics, and culture together, a bastion of attitude, experience, and excitement.
Mandela Station, at West Oakland BART, is an active and engaging resource of talent, centralizing Oakland’s commitment to communal interaction and growth inviting all Bay Area residents to participate in the heightened feeling of connectedness, movement, and life. The result is a tightly woven network of educational scholars from USCF to UCB, harnessing the site’s innate centrality and position at the most connected BART station within the entire system.
760 residential units
300,000 sq ft of office and life science space
53,000 sq ft of ground-floor retail uses.
400-space parking garage, surface plazas, and circulation elements.
On December 2014, the BART Board of Directors, selected CHEC to develop the proposed mixed-use project that is tasked with applying a strong urban design that compliments the surrounding land uses and creates a sense of activity at the street level.
We have incorporated community input to ensure that this development reflects and celebrates the rich history and culture of West Oakland. This is an opportunity for a continued renewal and recovery of West Oakland from the devastating effects of placing highways and a large postal facility in the 1950's and 1960's to the massive Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989.
Today, West Oakland is undergoing significant revitalization and a development at the West Oakland BART (Mandela) Station location will further attract residents, workers, and visitors.
SUDA has engaged in developing in long-ignored neighborhoods that have substantial, but untapped upside potential.
Meet The Team
Alan Dones and Regina Davis discuss the vision behind Mandela Station at West Oakland BART