Pipeline Grows in Jack London Square

Developer Austin Group has submitted plans to develop a new apartment community on the site of an R&B club. As Jack London Square becomes a development hotbed for the city of Oakland, the company is proposing the construction of a smaller scale community, right across the street from the Ellington condo building. The project would also include a commercial real estate component that would tap into the current growing potential of Jack London Square.

Austin Group has submitted plans to develop 48-unit apartment community on the site of Duke’s R&B club in Oakland’s Jack London Square, across the street from the Ellington condo building.

The development would take shape three blocks away from the waterfront, adding a residential element that is somewhat lacking in an area where the redevelopment pipeline consists mostly of dining spots and cafes.

Along with its market-rate apartments, the seven-story building would feature a 3,000-square-foot brew pub. It will most likely take the developer a few years from initial pitch to groundbreaking, The San Francisco Business Times reports.

Jack London Square is becoming a hotbed of development, such as Carmel Partners’ planned 330-unit residential project. A more controversial proposal by developer Ellis Partners for a 26-story residential high-rise is raising concerns in the neighborhood over zoning.