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
Resident event program for mingling
Concierge and on-site security services
Public artwork program
Edible herb garden for harvesting
Exclusive Resident Car Share Program featuring two electric vehicles – Tesla and VW Golf
Truth in Materials and Systems...
ZO is designed to use 17% less energy than a standard, similar building.
Key to these savings is a super-efficient HVAC system that features thermal energy storage, which allows the building to run its cooling equipment during off-peak hours for use during peak hours.
*the first of its kind for a non-institutional building in Oakland
We’ve planted native and adaptive plant species that, in combination with efficient irrigation systems, reduce outdoor water use by over 33%, as compared to a standard, similar building.
We’ve selected building materials that support human and environmental health rather than expose us to harmful substances. Wood, concrete, glass and painted walls dominate the bulk of the material palette, keeping unnecessary adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings out of the building.