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Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Zoning board approves new units on Telegraph, Shattuck

The Nexus at 2539 Telegraph Ave. has been approved. Image: Lowney Architecture Berkeley’s zoning board approved two largely car-free buildings Thursday set to add 92 new residential units to the city’s housing stock. Both of the projects — 70 units on Telegraph Avenue and 22 units on Shattuck Avenue — were proposed by Patrick Kennedy’s […]

Posted inHousing & Development

ZAB approves 2539 Telegraph EIR, postpones use permit

The Zoning Adjustments Board gave critical feedback to Patrick Kennedy, the developer of 2539 Telegraph Ave., about the outsize nature of the planned building. Photo: Panoramic Interests Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board earlier this month approved the Environmental Impact Report for a controversial 6-story apartment building proposed on Telegraph Avenue, but postponed a decision on the project’s use permit to ask […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Decades-old mural could derail Berkeley apartment project

A developer hopes to build a 70-unit aromplex at 2539 Telegraph Ave., but a mural on the property may be landmarked, making the project unfeasible. Image: Panoramic Interests A developer hopes to build a 70-unit aromplex at 2539 Telegraph Ave., but a mural on the property may be landmarked, making the project unfeasible. Image: Panoramic Interests After deciding the former Center for […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley neighbors question parking, height of student-oriented housing planned on Telegraph

Patrick Kennedy hopes to build new housing on Telegraph Avenue, shown in this photo simulation. Image: Lowney Architecture A proposed retail and housing project on Telegraph Avenue that’s already proven controversial with neighbors got its first review last week from Berkeley’s zoning board. The man behind the proposal is Patrick Kennedy, head of Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests, who is working […]