ZO Life

We regard community as the touchstone of all new and good apartment construction. From the beginning, it has been of great importance to our team that, when completed, ZO would harness the energy of Oakland—both inside our walls and out. We’ve established a standard of living at ZO that we hope fulfills this goal.

We’ve envisioned day-to-day life at ZO as thoughtful, respectful and comfortable. Our apartments are pet-friendly, and hangout-ready. Our rooftop pool and lounges bring people together and our location in Downtown Oakland supports an active lifestyle, both within our walls, and out around Lake Merritt. When combined, our shared spaces, building systems and management staff all work together to create a healthy environment, not only for you, but for our planet.


We love our amenities because...

We’re the pet-loving, work-promoting, exercise-bearing, car-charging, chill-maximizing, green-cleaning and recycling type of building


Open lobby with an outdoor patio

Laid-back lounge for billiards or fireplace hangouts

Lush outdoor terrace outfitted with fire pits and grilling stations

Rooftop pool deck and indoor/outdoor lounge

Boutique fitness center

Pet-friendly — Outdoor play space and dog spa

Bike-friendly — Secure parking and repair station

Electric car charging stations (regular car parking available too)

Entertaining kitchen and dining table


Free green cleaning supplies forever

Conference room space available for reservation

Robust recycling program (the usual suspects + batteries, e-waste, etc)

Planet-friendly dry cleaning

On-demand yoga with local instructor Peter Walters

Resident event program for mingling

Package lockers

Concierge and on-site security services

Public artwork program

Edible herb garden for harvesting

Exclusive Resident Car Share Program featuring two Chevy Bolt electric vehicles

Truth in Materials and Systems...

ZO 101

What's in a name? That which we call ZO. Like the building itself, ZO is a beautifully crisp and concise word that sparked a little tickle on our palates when we first conceived of it. Beyond that, “ZO” embodies a deeper multicultural context: In Japanese it means “uniquely different,” and in Greek, Zo is the root for “living being.”