New plans call for nearly 500 new apartments spread across three sites along Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley.
A 12-story, 156-unit project downtown won praise and nearly unanimous approval Thursday from the city’s zoning board. Speakers called it a home run for union labor and the “gold standard” for development.
Zoning board members got their first chance to weigh in on plans for a new 12-story building proposed on Shattuck at Berkeley Way. Their advice? Have some fun with the design so it reflects more of Berkeley’s quirkiness.
The developers are targeting people who live and work in Berkeley, families and people who want to downsize, and professionals who want to be able to take public transit.
The Berkeley zoning board is set to vote Thursday on whether to approve use permits for two new housing projects featuring more than 100 units between them.
A 12-story building set to include 92 condominiums and nearly 12,000 square feet of commercial space could get its penultimate review from Berkeley’s Design Review Committee tonight, Aug. 20. The 120-foot-tall building would, if approved, take the place of one- and two-story buildings that currently exist on the block, housing several local businesses, including Berkeley Vacuum, the Missing […]
The University of California at Berkeley says it is moving forward with plans to build a high-rise in downtown Berkeley — for its education, psychology and public health areas of study — and will hold an open house about the project this week. The Berkeley Way West academic building is set to reach 112 feet […]
A proposal for a downtown Berkeley mixed-use high-rise hotel, which had begun working its way through the city’s approval process, is now on hold pending the outcome of November’s vote on an initiative that would significantly change the city’s zoning process and requirements. A representative from the development team for the Berkeley Place project, where the Bank of America […]
About 50 people gathered at Berkeley’s David Brower Center last week for a discussion about the ballot initiative supporters say will put more “green” in local development, but which opponents argue will stop new projects that are contributing to a downtown renaissance and are bringing critical amenities to the city. Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín faced off against Eric Panzer, chair of Livable […]
Berkeley zoning board commissioners asked the architect for a 120-foot-tall building planned for Shattuck Avenue to make the project less suburban, craft a better street-level retail experience and take steps to retain existing local merchants on site during a review late last week. The board expressed excitement about the project, but also offered extensive feedback, which was […]
More than 1,400 units are in the works for downtown. Image: Downtown Berkeley Association More than 1,400 housing units are currently in development in downtown Berkeley, with demolition on one of the first in the pipeline scheduled to begin this week. There are eight projects, including a hotel, planned in the downtown core, with two […]
A San Francisco family that has owned a block of stores on Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way since 1950 is planning to build a 120-foot tall apartment complex, called L’Argent, that will cater to empty nesters and families. The Nasser family, whose ancestor, Abraham Nasser, built the Castro Theater in San Francisco and was instrumental in […]