By Douglas Jutte, MD, MPH and Colby Dailey, MPP Directors, Build Healthy Places Network
The renovation of this historic downtown Oakland complex includes a new fresh food market hall, restaurants, street oriented retail, commercial office space, 20 market-rate cohousing condominiums, and 18 affordable rental apartments. Swan's Market was a major shopping destination for all of the East Bay for over 60 years and remains an important downtown landmark. The existing structure, built in several stages from 1917 - 1940, encompasses an entire city block in the Old Oakland neighborhood.
The glazed brick and terra cotta contribute to its landmark listing on the National Register of Historic Places. Portions of the existing trusses are exposed to bring sunlight into the interior of the block and to create public and private outdoor spaces that link the diverse uses into a vibrant, unique urban community. The complex provides a vibrant home to several restaurants, nonprofit organizations, service oriented businesses, and the historic Housewives Market which dates back to the early 20th century.
For more information, please visit the Swan's Market website.
Available Space for Lease
Retail: 36 sq. ft. - 4,233 sq. ft.
Office: 400 sq. ft. - 10,030 sq. ft.
- Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Award (2001)
- California Preservation Foundation (2001)
- Rudy Bruner Award for Excellence (2001)
- American Institute of Architects (2000)