Walnut Capital told members of the Oakland community on July 11 that it hopes to start demolition of the former Quality Inn on the Boulevard of the Allies in the first quarter of 2023, in preparation for a new 12-story, 426-unit apartment building and 33,000-square-foot grocery store.
Developer Walnut Capital and design firm Strada presented its plans for “Parcel A” of its larger Oakland Crossings project at a development activities meetings. The Quality Inn site is owned by Pitt but is being developed by Walnut Capital. The building will be for non-student housing, providing Pitt faculty and staff, as well as non-affiliates, new walk-to-work options.
Ten percent of the units will be affordable to households at or below 50 percent of the median income
Plans for the new building include:
438-space parking garage
8,000 square feet of retail in addition to the grocery store
Water fountains, bike racks and climate-appropriate plants and greenery around the outside of the building
A parklet outside the main residential entrance
An internal loading dock
Find full details of the design plan here.