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Oxford Plaza and David Brower Center

ECB and affordable housing developer, Resources for Community Development (RCD), were selected by the city of Berkeley to develop 97 residential units and a 60,000 square-foot center for environmental organizations on a key city-owned site adjacent to the UC Berkeley Campus.

Named in honor of the first executive director of the Sierra Club, The David Brower Center will include office facilities for environmental organizations, meeting space and an auditorium for educational programs and events. The building will be built to achieve a Platinum LEEDS certification for environmentally responsible design.

The housing will include 97 affordable units for low-income families on five floors over ground floor commercial space and parking. The entire development will be constructed over an underground public parking garage.

For more information on The David Brower Center please visit: www.browercenter.org. For more information on Oxford Plaza Housing please visit: Resources for Community Development/Oxford Housing.

LOCATION
Oxford Street and Allston Way
Berkeley

PROJECT
97 affordable residential units
50,000 sf David Brower Center
10,000 sf commercial space
97 below-grade parking spaces
VALUE
$75 million

COMPLETION
December 2008

OWNER/CLIENT
David Brower Center
ARCHITECTS
WRT Solomon ETC

CONTRACTOR
Cahill Contractors, Inc.
FINANCING
Conventional bank financing
New Market Tax Credits
Private equity
Multiple public and private sources for
affordable housing

ECB ROLE
Project Manager