Formerly the 1964 OHA development called Coliseum Gardens, Lion Creek Crossings is a HOPE VI funded joint venture to redevelop a 22-acre site in East Oakland. When the multi-phase project is complete, Lion Creek Crossings will provide a total of 440 new, high-quality, affordable 1- to 5-bedroom family apartments and 28 homeownership units.
Nibbi Brothers was selected by The Related Companies of California, EBALDC and the Oakland Housing Authority to build Phase IV of the Lion Creek Crossings Housing Development. Phase IV of the project consists of 72 units of affordable housing, including four buildings of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units with an 18,000-sq.-ft. parking garage with car stackers. The housing will be three to four levels of wood-frame, (Type V) over a one-level concrete podium. Amenities will include a social services office, community rooms, laundry rooms, courtyards and a BBQ area.
The project is Green Communities certified. Some sustainable building elements consist of:
- Bike rack
- High-efficiency irrigation system
- 40% FSC wood
- Energy Star bathroom fans
- Hydronic space heating
- Flow restrictors on all faucets
- Low emitting adhesives, carpet, coatings, composite wood, paints & sealants
- Adhering to an Indoor Air Quality Management Plan