Occupied rehabilitation of the California Hotel, a historic landmark within the West Oakland Redevelopment Area in Oakland. The building, originally constructed in 1930, had previously been converted into affordable housing and remained partially occupied throughout this project. The renovation included 137 SRO and studio units (with 35% of the units reserved for people who are homeless and have special needs) with tenant services on site.
The ground floor is comprised of approximately 8,000 s.f. of commercial space. Community spaces include the main lobby and a first floor mezzanine overlooking the lobby and exterior garden space. The scope of work included a seismic upgrade to current code, new plumbing, new windows, a new heating and filtration system, solar powered water heating, installation of kitchens or kitchenettes in all units, installation of a second elevator, accessibility upgrades, finishes, individual unit upgrades, and some asbestos and lead remediation.