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Oakland, California

OMC Lofts is a conversion of the original Mothers Cookies factory. The property was built in stages starting in 1915 as the original switching station for AT&T. Mother's Cookies purchased the property in 1922 and constructed several buildings from 1922-1949. In 1949 the property totaled 40,000 square feet and served as the corporate office, warehouse and bakery. Many of the factory features such as the original cookie ovens, scales and delivery doors have been carefully preserved and incorporated into the project.

In 1997, GMB Property Corporation began the first phase of the renovation of this historic building. For over 20 years the building was partially occupied and from 1990-1997 was vacant and boarded up. The project now consists of 21 units of Live-Work space. Second Floor live spaces offer dramatic 20-30 foot ceilings with the original maple hardwood floors completely restored. Many of the spaces offer 12x15 roll-up first floor doors and amenities that allow any resident to really "work" in the spaces. Other amenities include:

Concrete floors (1st floor)
Unit sizes from 1,200-3,000 square feet
Large factory windows
Retrofitted brick and large timber construction
On-site parking for select units

The project is located within walking distance of Lake Merritt and the Oakland's Eastlake Shopping District and located in a friendly neighborhood. BART's Lake Merritt station 12th Street station is only a short bike ride away. The project is designed for people who really need or want to work in their space. The project also offers many off-street parking spaces. All of the units have been recently renovated and offer new bathrooms and kitchens. There are laundry facilities available in the building.