Town Center and Courtyards at Acorn

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Property Description

The Town Center and Courtyards at Acorn, originally built in the 1960s, underwent extensive redevelopment in the 1990s as a result of four years of collaboration among HUD, The City of Oakland, BRIDGE, the Acorn Residents Council and the West Oakland community. The rehab added a high-tech security system and a Town Center, a recreational center, a community building, tot lots, a pool and three basketball courts. Acorn offers a Computer Learning Center as well as a network connecting individual computers within each home. HUD honored the project with a 1999 Best Practices Award.

Palm Court:  BRIDGE paved the way for Habitat for Humanity to build these affordable homes in West Oakland on land that was previously part of the Acorn development. BRIDGE transferred the land and the approved development plans to Habitat so that the homes could be built at the lowest possible cost.

Property Details

Architect: Michael Willis Architects

General Contractor: James E. Roberts-Obayashi

Financial Partners: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, City of Oakland, Wells Fargo Bank, CalPERS, World Savings

City: Oakland

County: Alameda

State: California

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