The Conco Companies is providing a full range of concrete services on 1314 Franklin Street. Developed by Carmel Partners, this will be Oakland’s largest residential building ever. For Conco, this project includes concrete pumping, formwork, and finishing as well as construction trucking and shotcrete services.
The 40-story building will be on top of a seven-floor podium totaling 633 residential units and about 17,000 sq. ft. of retail space. Situated across from the historic Oakland Tribune building, Carmel Partners will be giving local businesses a first look at the building’s retail space, and provide between 27 and 54 affordable housing for the project. The unit mix for the residential tower is a single studio apartment, approximately 66% one-bedroom, and 34% two-bedroom units. The unit mix for the residential podium is approximately 9% student, 64% one-bedroom and 27% two-bedroom units.
The tower and podium will sit on a five-story parking garage with two stories below grade. The 404 foot tall residential tower will contain approximately 789,355 sq. ft. gross area with primary frontage and entry along Franklin and 14th streets. The fourth level rooftop above the parking structure contains a landscaped area, outdoor pool, and associated interior amenity spaces for residents. Level 40 contains interior amenity spaces and exterior landscaped terrace. The rooftop amenity spaces have direct access via a shuttle elevator from level 40 to the rooftop deck amenity area where there will also be a pool.
The space currently is a replacing a two-story parking garage, which has been there for decades, but was once the site of Contra Costa Academy. Founded by Henry Durant, the 16th mayor of Oakland, the academy later became the College of California before it was relocated to Berkeley and became the University of California. A historic marker at the garage will be relocated to the new building when it is completed.
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