90 New Affordable Housing Units Open at MacArthur BART Station

The long-awaited opening of a 90-unit affordable housing complex at Oakland’s MacArthur BART station marks the first step in an effort to transform the station from a park-and-ride center to a planned housing and retail hub integrated into the surrounding community.

The plan to transform the roughly 8-acre parking lot into new homes has been in the works for over 20 years, but construction only began a few years ago. The recently completed Mural building — constructed in coordination with housing nonprofit BRIDGE Housing Corporation — is only the first of three or four proposed buildings expected to provide as many as 675 new housing units.

The 90 units in the Mural building are all set aside for residents making 50 percent or less of the median area income — estimated to be $46,000 for a family of four. Rents for the one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments range from $460 to $1,134 per month. Read more…