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Ohlone Garden Mixed-Use Residential
Project Name: Ohlone Gardens

6431 - 6495 Portola Drive, El Cerrito

Project Sponsor:
Ohlone Gardens LP, an affiliate of Resources for Community Development

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Resources for Community Development (RCD) is developing Ohlone Gardens, a 4-story, mixed-use project located one block east of San Pablo Avenue in El Cerrito’s Midtown area. Ohlone Gardens is a new construction project that will include 57 units of family rental housing available at affordable levels and 3,189 square feet of ground floor commercial space. City participation in this project includes a Housing Fund loan of $3.5 million.

Recent/Upcoming Events & Actions
Currently, the project sponsor is in the process of obtaining building permits from the City. The anticipated construction start date is late March 2014 and construction is expected to continue for approximately 18 months through September 2015.

RCD will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the project on Tuesday, April 22nd from 4:30-6:00pm at the project site. This event is free and open to the public.
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If you are interested in being a potential resident of this new development, please contact Resources for Community Development to be placed on the interest list.

Approvals Status
The development has received planning & design approvals. Please check back soon for additional information.

To view the approved project plans, click here.  

The City’s former Redevelopment Agency began working with Resources for Community Development in 2008 in response to RCD’s proposal to acquire and develop the property as affordable housing. In September 2008, the El Cerrito Redevelopment Agency Board approved a predevelopment loan with RCD for the project.

Please check back soon for additional information.