Bridge Housing breaks ground on 90 Oakland units

Jay Owen SRI/ESG News, Sustainability News

Lots of talk about the affordable housing situation these days and, as AssemblymanPhil Ting, D-San Francisco, told The Chronicle this week, the “need to bring all our stakeholders together” to address it.

Let’s make sure Bridge Housing is brought to the table.

On Friday, the san francisco affordable housing nonprofit is being joined by a passel of local officials and bank executives at the groundbreaking of its latest project – 90 below-market-rate rentals at the MacArthur BART Station in Oakland.

The $44 million residential building, named Mural, is merely the second phase of a $400 million transit-oriented development, appropriately named MacArthur Station, that will include 624 new market-rate and below-market-rate homes, commercial and retail space and other community facilities. Partners include the city of Oakland, BART and local banks that helped finance the project.