Central Avenue Housing

Central Avenue Housing
Project Contact
Jonelyn Whales, Senior Planner
(510) 620-6785


Project Description
The project site comprises approximately 2.58 acres of land, located at 5620 Central Avenue. A small portion of the project site lies within the City of El Cerrito, but the majority of the site is in the City of Richmond. A total of 172 below-market rate apartments are proposed in a podium building with on level of above-ground parking and four levels of apartments, totaling five stories with an average building height of 61 feet. The unit mix includes 127 2-bedroom, 35 3-bedroom, and 10 4-bedroom family-oriented apartments. The first through the third story of the building would occupy the building's entire floor plate while floors four and five would be stepped back from the intersection of Central Avenue and San Mateo Street. A total of 309 parking spaces are provided in the ground-level garage. Vehicle access to and from the site would be provided via an entry and exit onto San Mateo Street and an additional exit driveway onto Belmont Avenue via a new bridge that would cross the drainage channel from Belmont to the project site.