Mandela Gateway Apartments

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Property Description

Mandela Gateway is located just across Seventh Street from the West Oakland BART Station. The complex provides 168 new affordable rental apartments, over 20,000 square feet of retail space, an outdoor play space for children, community space for residents, a landscaped town square and dedicated spaces for educational classes and after-school programs. Mandela Gateway replaced deteriorated public housing, an auto repair shop and a Caltrans parking lot, helping to reestablish Seventh Street as a retail corridor. The development was awarded Affordable Housing Finance Magazine's 2005 Readers Choice Award for Best Urban Project, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence in 2006, San Francisco Business Times’ Real Estate Deal of the Year for Affordable Residential Development 2005 and three Pacific Coast Builders Gold Nugget Awards.


Property Details

Architect: Michael Willis Architects

General Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corporation

Financial Partners: The City of Oakland, Oakland Housing Authority, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Home Loan Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Centerline Capital Group, World Savings, Fannie Mae, CalHFA

City: Oakland

County: Alameda

State: California

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