Piedmont Commons | Oakland, CA

Spacious Lofts Complement Urban Neighborhood


Piedmont Commons is a 19-loft/townhouse development in an established residential neighborhood. Each unit measures 1,200-1,400 sq. ft. and has a bedroom on the ground floor. The units are three stories, with an enclosed garage/workspace, an open living, dining, and kitchen area, and a master sleeping loft overlooking the living area below. Residents access the units via a private lane that functions as both pedestrian entry and driveway.


Create multipurpose, open floor plans for multi-family units with spacious yet efficient work and living areas.


Develop community of loft/townhouses on an infill lot in an established residential neighborhood.


  • Pedestrians and vehicles share specially paved private lane
  • Enclosed garage doubles as a workspace
  • Open living, dining, and kitchen areas
  • Master sleeping loft overlooks living areas


  • San Francisco Business Times, Best Residential Development, 2002
  • Oakland Development Council Infill Housing Prototype, 1999 & 1993
  • Oakland Development Council Architectural Award for Mixed-Use, 1992


  • Client: Urban Land Development
  • Building size/acres: 28,300 sq. ft./.69 acres
  • Density – Units: 27.5 du/ac–19 units
  • Completion: August 2001

Van Meter Williams Pollack LLP