Anton DevCo eyes 243 apartments in Oakland’s Brooklyn Basin

Complex at former port terminal would face a new waterfront park

Anton DevCo's Steve Eggert with 181 Brooklyn Basin Way
Anton DevCo's Steve Eggert with 181 Brooklyn Basin Way (Anton DevCo, Getty, Signature Development Group)

A local developer may soon break ground on a 243-unit apartment complex looking out on a new waterfront park in Oakland’s Brooklyn Basin.

Anton DevCo, based in Walnut Creek, has applied for permits to build the mixed-use, eight-story building at 181 Brooklyn Basin Way, SFYimby reported.

The Parcel D project, as it is known, is across from the Township Commons park, redeveloped from the 9th Avenue Terminal building. The break-bulk loading facility, built in 1930, has been largely demolished, with a preserved section including shops and restaurants.

The 388,350-square-foot apartment complex would be built on nearly 1.5 acres on the east side of Brooklyn Basin on Brooklyn Basin Way, between 8th and 9th avenues. It would have 4,000 square feet of retail and a three-level parking garage for 229 cars and 210 bicycles.

The Parcel D complex, designed by Architecture Design Collaborative of Laguna Hills, will include a fitness center, clubroom and two courtyards containing a pool, spa and lounge.

The block-size building will be sheathed in plaster and corrugated metal, with steel balconies, in a mixture of white, gray, brown and red.

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It’s part of a Brooklyn Basin development that aims to turn 65 acres on the Oakland waterfront across from Alameda into a retail village of 3,700 homes, expanded last spring from 3,100 apartments and condominiums.

The Brooklyn Basin project, led by Oakland-based Signature Development Group, would revamp the historic port south of the Nimitz Freeway with 13 residential buildings, including two highrises.

It would also feature 200,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and a grocery store; 32 acres of waterfront parks and open space; plus larger marinas for private boats.

The $1.5 billion project, two decades in the making, is financed by Zarsion Holdings Group, based in China, and Reynolds & Brown, based in Concord. Completion is expected in 2027.

Last month, Washington-based SRM Development unveiled new plans for a 191-unit senior housing complex on Parcel E, at the end of the peninsula next to the Parcel D apartments.

Dana Bartholomew

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