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Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Aduro Biotech leases entire West Berkeley building

By Lisa Tsering A biotech company that did the largest IPO in Berkeley history has leased an entire West Berkeley warehouse and will move its labs and offices there by 2016, helping to bolster the city’s reputation as a world-class life-sciences hub. Aduro Biotech Inc., led by UC Berkeley biochemist Stephen T. Isaacs, specializes in […]

Posted inHousing & Development

740 Heinz project moves forward, sans historic walls

On Tuesday night, a Berkeley City Council majority upheld a 2012 zoning panel decision to allow the construction of a new 100,000-square-foot lab building in west Berkeley. Thirty neighbors had signed a petition to appeal the Zoning Adjustments Board’s decision in September, taking issue with the project’s environmental review, parking plans and changes in design since an […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Wareham: Preservation of historic factory too expensive

Four years after Wareham Development proposed transforming a historic West Berkeley warehouse into a laboratory building, the company is seeking to tear down the entire structure instead of preserving two brick walls. Construction costs have gone up and rents have declined since the city approved Wareham’s 2009 design for 740 Heinz and it is now […]