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Posted inHousing & Development

170 new units approved in West Berkeley

A sprawling mixed-use complex on San Pablo Avenue won approval Thursday night from Berkeley’s zoning board. Neighbors turned up in droves for the May 12 Zoning Adjustments Board meeting. Most of those who spoke during public comment lobbied for what they said was a more efficient alternative created by three community members to reduce the impacts. Supporters of the […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Housing forum: Climate right for development in Berkeley

The development climate in Berkeley has improved so much in the past six years that there are now approximately 2,500 apartment units in the pipeline — a dramatic change from the two decades between 1970 and 1990 when only 600 units were built, according to experts who spoke at a forum on multi-family development held in Berkeley on Jan. […]

Posted inCommunity, Housing & Development

Apartment, townhouse complex slated for San Pablo Ave.

One of the region’s biggest developers has set its sights on Berkeley and is proposing to build a 5-story, 170-unit mixed-use complex at 1500 San Pablo Ave. Shorenstein Properties is developing the 1.65-acre-site that covers most of a square block and is bounded by San Pablo Avenue to the east, Jones Street to the north, […]