SIZE: 295,000 SF
Community Analysis & Planning
GreenPoint Rated Consulting
LEED for Homes Consulting
LEED for Neighborhood Development Consulting
LEED Neighborhood Development (Silver)
LEED Homes (Silver)
Strategy & Services: A mixed-use neighborhood in the heart of Uptown Oakland, The Hive is a blend of existing buildings, historic renovations, and newly constructed buildings. While it’s ideal to be involved in site planning and even land acquisition, stok came into the project after the site was already laid out — driven by half the buildings being existing, which made the project very rich. Despite this challenge, stok was hired by Signature Development Group to create a high functioning community that seamlessly integrates into and contributes to the surrounding neighborhood.
Design Details: stok began by performing an in-depth analysis of the surrounding community resources. stok tracked all nearby open spaces as well as public transportation options in order to determine the walkability of the neighborhood. Embracing the developer’s goal for safe residential access to community amenities, stok also mapped flood zones, determined safe walking pathways to nearby schools, and researched employment opportunities outside of the project boundary. stok additionally then provided sustainability consulting for each building within the project boundary to optimize energy, water, and waste efficiency.
“Signature Development Group went above and beyond any requirements to pursue LEED ND for The Hive, planning for large community impact.
Outcome: With stok’s help, The Hive is currently on track to meet LEED ND Silver certification, as well as LEED for Homes Silver certification for two apartment complexes. The development includes 104,000 square feet of commercial space and 104 apartments. The neighborhood is located in an urban infill development with over 90 dwelling units/acre for residential and a 1.8 floor area ratio for commercial spaces. Signature Development also secured an exiting group of tenants, including Numi Tea, ImpactHub Oakland, and Drakes Brewing, in addition to creating lots of public congregation space.