Residential Experience

Essex on Lake Merritt
Oakland, CA

When Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown spoke of "elegant density" he could have been referring specifically to the new Essex Residential Community, the luxury complex located adjacent to Lake Merritt in downtown Oakland. The Essex sets a new standard for gracious living in Oakland and ranks with highest quality apartment houses in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The new apartment complex will help to meet the growing demands for housing in Oakland and contributes to Mayor Brown's goal of creating 10,000 housing units in Oakland. The project consists of a nine story building that maintains the intimate residential scale of 17th Street, as well as a 20 story tower that is destined to become an instant landmark with its unique profile on the Oakland city skyline.

BELDEN Consulting Engineers was the mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering consultant to Architecture International for this project.

BELDEN Consulting Engineers housing experience includes every type of housing project, from high-end private residences to housing developments to apartment and condominium complexes. We also have worked on special needs housing, homeless shelters, and single room occupancy projects
We have had the pleasure of working on housing projects with many talented architects since our inception in 1967. Our housing clients include developers, housing authorities, universities, the military, non-profit organizations, and individual home owners.

Belden has ongoing relationships with our clientele. We are committed to the principal of giving our clients the best project available within their time and budget constraints. We take pride in our ability to help our clients to successfully meet their project goals.

Following are some representative examples of our residential projects:

7th Street Farm, 5 Units, Oakland
Oak Park Mixed-Use, 60 Units, Sacramento
The Essex @ Lake Merritt, 285 Units, Oakland
Villa Valencia, Mixed-Use, 57 Units, San Jose
149 Fell Street, Mixed-Use, 2 Units, San Francisco

6755 Mission Street, San Francisco
631-633 Taraval Street, 6 Units, San Francisco
Centerville Market Condos, 110 Units, Fremont
100 Grand, Mixed-Use, 115 Units, Oakland
Tralee, Mixed-Use, 130 Units, Dublin
Ashby Lofts, 55 Units, Berkeley

Albany Mixed-Use, 25 Units, Albany
Santana Row, 250 Units, San Jose
Adobe Terrace, 23 Units, Cupertino
Civic Park Apartments, 80 Units, Cupertino
East Williams Mixed-Use, 22 Units, San Jose
St. Charles Place, 11 Units, Greenfield
Woodrow Hotel, Oakland, Catholic Charities
Stonebridge Apartments, St. Helena
Baker Park Housing, San Jose
Senior Housing, 74 Units, Colma
Del Medio Court Townhouses, Mt. View
Italian Gardens, 146 Units, San Jose
King Building, Live Work Lofts, Oakland
1901 Van Ness Ave., 164 Units, San Francisco
201 Turk Street, 175 Units, San Francisco
Peninsula Regent Senior Housing, San Mateo
Casa Sandoval, 244 Units, Hayward
Seagate Apartments, 272 Units, Carlsbad
The Stratford, 87 Units, San Mateo
Lake Merritt High Rise Apartments, Oakland
Canyon View Park, 436 Units, San Ramon
Cupertino City Center Apartments, 100 Units
Wood Creek Apartments, 267 Units, Pleasant Hill
Belle Torre Apartments, Walnut Creek
Riverwood Apartments & SRO, 450 Units, Sunnyvale
Canyon View Apartments, 436 Units, San Ramon
Clarendon Hills Apartments, 460 Units, Hayward
Villa Del Sol, 460 Units, Sunnyvale
Acorn Housing Project, Oakland
Campbell Village, Oakland
Pepper Housing Development, Pasadena
Lockwood Garden Oakland Housing Authority
Alemany Housing Development, San Francisco
Palo Vista Gardens, Oakland
Wherry Apartments, Travis Air Force Base
Alum Rock Senior Housing, San Jose
Northside Senior Housing, San Jose
Monte Vista Gardens, San Jose
Bascom Independent Senior Apartments, San Jose
Crossway Senior Apartments, San Jose

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