Chestnut Linden Court

The first mixed-finance HOPE VI revitalization project in Oakland, Chestnut Linden Court includes 151 affordable apartments, a child-care center, retail space along West Grand Avenue, and dedicated space to provide technology and job training to residents. In addition to the 151 affordable rental apartments, 16 homes were built and purchased by low- and moderate-income households. This development includes a photovoltaic solar energy system and was recognized for implementing successful energy efficiency measures with a Pacific Gas & Electric FLEX YOUR POWER award.

Site Address 1060 West Grand Avenue
Land Owner Oakland Housing Authority
Project Partners BRIDGE Housing Corporation
Architects ​MWA Architects
​Property Management The John Stewart Company
​Site Phone Number (510) 444-4335
Total # of Units 151 - one-, two-, three-, and four- bedroom apartments, including two managers’ units; plus 16 single-family homes
​Target Clientele Households with maximum incomes up to 60% of AMI
Development Cost ​Approximately $40 Million
Completion Date ​2003
Sources of Funding ​Oakland Housing Authority
US Department of Housing and Urban Development -HOPE VI loan
​City of Oakland
Wells Fargo Bank
Alliant Capital
Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco - AHP grant
California Housing Finance Agency
  • Grand Award from BUILDER Magazine
  • San Francisco Business Times’ Best Community Impact in Oakland
  • PG&E FLEX YOUR POWER Award for energy efficiency​
  • Gold Nugget Award for Best Sustainable Project