Berkeley held 37 meetings about a downtown housing project that was never built. A new plan for the block has been approved after only five.
Downtown Berkeley, which once boasted a half-dozen movie theaters, will soon be down to one.
The project would rise on the downtown Berkeley block where another developer planned an 18-story building.
Now that the 18-story complex at 2211 Harold Way has fallen through, Habitot no longer faces immediate eviction. But it must still raise millions to move to its new site in South Berkeley
The city has decided not to grant developer Hill Street Realty more time to secure financing for the 18-story Berkeley Plaza project on Harold Way.
Efforts are afoot at City Hall to see if the 18-story, $150 million mixed-use housing complex planned on Harold Way may still, in fact, be viable — even though the developer told the city that he had scrapped the plans.
The developer behind an 18-story, nearly 300-unit project on Harold Way has scrapped those plans, putting an end to one of the biggest development battles Berkeley has seen in recent years.
On Monday, four years after the Berkeley City Council approved plans for a new high-rise on Harold Way, the project team submitted its building permit application to the city of Berkeley.
City staff has given the Berkeley Plaza complex at Harold Way another year to seek its building permit, according to a planning department letter sent Friday.
The developer behind the tallest apartment building approved downtown has asked the city for one more year to meet the deadline to apply for the permit needed to break ground.
After being defeated two years ago, a group of Berkeley residents is trying once more to landmark the view from the base of Cal’s Campanile.
Preservationists are gearing up for another battle to fight a 180-foot tower proposed above what is now a Walgreens store on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley.