Trammell Crow Residential and KTGY Architecture + Planning broke ground on the redevelopment of a parking lot in Oakland, Calif., into a mixed-use project that will include 234 luxury apartments, 15,000 square feet of street-front retail, 242 parking spaces, jobs and art. Dubbed the Alexan Webster, the 1.42-acre destination was designed by KTGY and was a public/private partnership between the city and Trammell Crow, which took more than four years of active planning.
The $135 million sustainable redevelopment is located at 2330 Webster St., between Webster and Valdez at 23rd Street. As part of the agreement with the City of Oakland, Alexan Webster will designate 15 percent of its units as affordable to households earning between 50, 80 and 120 percent of the area’s median income.
The luxury apartment community will offer a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom floorplans ranging from 610 to 1,160 square feet. Interiors of the energy efficient units will include full-size washer/dryers, large picture windows, gourmet-style kitchens with waterfall countertops and gas ranges, and the use of high-end designer fixtures and finishes. Penthouse level apartments will also feature higher ceilings throughout the units and other upscale finishes. Residents will have access to more than 5,000 square feet of amenities such as a lap pool, concierge, business center, outdoor kitchen, pet spa, community center, 24-hour fitness center, bicycle repair center and storage, and an art installation on the rooftop deck with views of Lake Merritt, the Oakland hills and downtown Oakland.
The development will offer close access to Lake Merritt, uptown Oakland, the Cathedral of Oakland, a Whole Foods, restaurants and shops. The transit-oriented project will be in proximity to the 19th BART station, Alameda-Contra Costa Transit bus route and Interstate 580. Completion is scheduled for summer of 2019. KTGY also designed Villas on the Boulevard, a 186-unit luxury community in Santa Clara, Calif., that broke ground in May.
Reported by Multi-Housing News (July 18, 2017)
David Weekley Homes and Pulte Homes have signed on to build a combined 116 homes in the Trevesta master-planned community in Manatee County, Fla., while D.R. Horton plans a new 502-home community in the Jacksonville market.
David Weekley will build 26 homes with Pulte starting construction on 90 homes in the Sarasota area Trevesta development.
Situated on 60-foot homesites, Trevesta homes, from Imagination by David Weekley Homes, will be built in the gated section of the community. Weekley will offer eight floorplans ranging from 1,900 to 3,000 s.f., with pricing starting from the low $300,000s.
Pulte Homes has broken ground on the Summerwood Grand model home at its newest single-family home community
Sean Strickler, Pulte’s West Florida Division president, said a grand opening of the Summerwood Grand model is scheduled for this fall, with presales now underway.
Pulte is offering nine of its Life Tested home designs with two to five bedrooms and two to three-and-a-half baths, starting from $214,990 to $293,890.
Homebuyers in Trevesta will have access to the three-acre Lake Trevesta Club amenity center. The club is situated on a large lake and features a 5,600-square-foot clubhouse, 24-hour fitness center, resort-style pools with cabanas, playground, interactive splash park and a lakeside trail.
D.R. Horton has applied for a permit to clear 159 acres for its 502-lot single-family residential development in Florida’s North Jacksonville area.
The city council there enacted an ordinance in April to rezone almost 279 acres for the Alta Lakes development. The property was rezoned from one planned unit development to another.
According to a statement released by D.R. Horton, Alta Lakes will feature its D.R. Horton and Express Homes brands, several lakes and an amenity center.
Development for Alta Lakes is scheduled to begin in August, with sales expected to start in summer 2018. Pricing is projected to be from the $180,000s to the low-$300,000s.
D.R. Horton bought the land June 1 from First-Citizens Bank & Trust Co. for $4.5 million.
Documents filed with the legislation show up to 505 single-family homes on almost 79 acres, along with 121 acres of passive open space, 33 acres of public and private right-of-way, 23 acres of recreation and open space and 23 acres of other uses.
The site clearing appears to cover all but the passive open space.
Reported by The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Aug. 26, 2017) and The Daily Record (Aug. 23, 2017)
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