Behind the Scenes: WGA’s Multifamily Project, the Modera Jack London Square in Oakland
Winder Gibson Architects was thrilled to work on a new multifamily project in Oakland, California: Modera Jack London Square (JLS), a luxury mixed-use community located in the heart of Oakland's historic Jack London Square. The developer and owner of the project is Mill Creek Residential, a leading multifamily investor and operator specializing in premier apartment communities across the U.S.
The boutique community, which features 134 apartment homes and 5,475 square feet of ground-floor retail space, boasts a prime waterfront location in Jack London Square, a bustling business and entertainment district. Built with an industrial-chic aesthetic, the community has full smart-home access features with seamless integration to building entry, elevator, common areas and homes. Residents have control of in-home smart-home features, as well, such as door locks, lighting and thermostats from a smartphone app. Move-ins began in early November.
Located at 378 Embarcadero West, Modera Jack London Square possesses a superb Walk Score of 92, representing a "Walker's Paradise" in a destination featuring award-winning restaurants and a weekly farmer's market. Popular nearby entertainment venues include the Fox Theater, Paramount Theatre, Oakland Museum of California, Oracle Arena, and, across the Bay Bridge, Oracle Park and the Chase Center in San Francisco. A new Oakland A's baseball stadium in Jack London Square is in the planning stages.
The area also is commuter- and transit-friendly, situated near the Oakland-San Francisco Bay Ferry, Oakland Jack London Square Amtrak Station, Lake Merritt BART Station, AC Transit and Broadway Shuttle. Jack London Square is also within a short drive of several key commuter corridors.
Modera Jack London Square offers studio, 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom homes with an average square footage of 703. Community amenities include a private parking garage with controlled access, 24-hour fitness studio, self-serve package lockers, pet spa, clubhouse, co-working spaces, free Wi-Fi in common areas and a panoramic rooftop deck with outdoor pizza kitchen, fire pit lounges and barbecue areas. Residents also have access to valet dry cleaning and Stockwell convenience retail.
Apartment interiors are delivered with wood plank-style flooring, built-in storage, a minimum of 9.5-foot ceilings, stainless-steel appliances, quartz composite countertops, USB ports, walk-in pass-through closets and front-loading washers and dryers. Select homes include a separate dining area, breakfast nook and private patios or balconies that offer city and water views. Residents also have access to additional storage and bike parking.
We are continuing to add to our multifamily portfolio—we’re now working on a 54-unit development in Oakland's Broadway Auto Row district, as well as projects in San Francisco's Hayes Valley and Market Street and San Jose.
If you’re a developer interested in learning more about our services, feel free to contact us anytime!