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901 Jefferson is close to transit, offices, retail, entertainment, and great food shopping.
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Builder: Johnstone Moyer, San Jose, Calif.
Developer: A.F. Evans, Oakland
Architect: Pyatok Architects, Oakland
Walk Score: 95
Metrostudy Says: The project is closer to the heart of Oakland and City Center than any other new development. Other Oakland communities may have high Walk Scores as well, but 901Jefferson is the closest to the action.
Size of units: 850 square feet
Close to transit, offices, retail, entertainment, and great food shopping in Chinatown, 901 Jefferson is a contemporary building that uses its moderate scale to bridge the transition between the Victorian houses of old Oakland and downtown.
Architect Peter Waller, principal-in-charge of the project, says that one hurdle was convincing the community that street-level retail wasn’t a viable option. “We have too much street front retail in Oakland,” he points out.
Two-story apartments on the ground floor are slightly angled so they don’t face the street straight on. They attract renters with lots of natural light, as well as raised planted setbacks and gated entries that provide transition from the street.