Mandela Gateway

1350 7th St.
Oakland, CA 94607


Architect: Michael Willis Architects
General Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corporation
Financial Partners: The City of Oakland, Oakland Housing Authority, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Home Loan Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, Centerline Capital Group, World Savings, Fannie Mae, CalHFA
Property Manager: BRIDGE Property Management Company

Mandela Gateway Apartments consists of 168 affordable one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments in Oakland.

Mandela Gateway is located just across Seventh Street from the West Oakland BART Station. The complex provides 168 new affordable rental apartments, over 20,000 square feet of retail space, an outdoor play space for children, community space for residents, a landscaped town square and dedicated spaces for educational classes and after-school programs. Mandela Gateway replaced deteriorated public housing, an auto repair shop and a Caltrans parking lot, helping to reestablish Seventh Street as a retail corridor. The development was awarded Affordable Housing Finance Magazine’s 2005 Readers Choice Award for Best Urban Project, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials Award of Excellence in 2006, San Francisco Business Times’ Real Estate Deal of the Year for Affordable Residential Development 2005 and three Pacific Coast Builders Gold Nugget Awards.