GreenCity Lofts is one of the largest sustainably designed multi-family residential units in California. With half of its 62 units in Emeryville and the other half in Oakland, the Green City Lofts at 1007 41st Street began as a compromise between East Bay architect Robert Swatt and the cities of Emeryville and Oakland. Swatt and developer Martin Samuels wanted to go taller than ordinances allowed and were told to bring something "compelling" to the table in order to be granted an exemption. That compelling something was a plan for contemporary, stylish design coupled with thoughtfully integrated green principles throughout the project - from start to finish.
GreenCity Lofts consists of five separate buildings grouped around common gardens. Each unit embodies the green philosophy and includes Energy Star appliances; radiant floor heating; built-in home recycling systems; carefully designed windows that allow ventilation and natural lighting; and environmentally friendly finishes that include no-VOC paints, and sustainable flooring, cabinets, and doors. The Green City Lofts also offer a parking garage, and most units have a balcony, patio, or small front porch.
The GreenCity Loft community is conveniently close to all the amenities that Emeryville has to offer, including entertainment, shopping, and dining. East Bay freeways are accessible within minutes, and Emeryville's free shuttle puts BART just a short ride away.