New plans call for nearly 500 new apartments spread across three sites along Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley.
Berkeley home, formerly for sale for $1, demolished to make room for apartments
The developer and preservationists had hoped to save it, but the house was so large it would have to be cut in two to be brought through Berkeley streets.
Construction begins on downtown Berkeley apartment building, 5 years after it was approved
The units will have “chic amenities” and the complex will include a gym and parking garage. The project should be finished by mid-2020.
Update: BFD said homeless person with open flame likely caused fire downtown
Fire crews in downtown Berkeley quickly brought a blaze at the old Ace Hardware building under control Monday night as neighbors were removed temporarily, authorities report.
Construction to start this summer on Acheson Commons
Work should begin mid-summer on the construction of 205 apartments on University Avenue right near UC Berkeley.
Equity Residential sells Acheson Commons property to Texas firm
Equity Residential has sold the square block of downtown it owns to Mill Creek Residential, which will now construct 205 apartments in a development named Acheson Commons. The tall building on the right is knows as the Bachenheimer Building and the shorter building on the left once held the MacFarlane candy store. Photo: Tracey Taylor […]
Fire downtown in structure on Shattuck and University
The fire in downtown Berkeley. Photo, taken at 3:55 p.m., by Kenneth Stein Update: 8:30 p.m. A Berkeley firefighter received minor injuries in the two-alarm fire that broke out at 3:43 p.m. in a rear courtyard stacked with wooden pallets directly behind UC Theatre’s small space at 2115 University Ave., according to Deputy Fire Chief […]
The Fifth Quarter, Taco Bell Cantina, Zatar
The Fifth Quarter Charcuterie has landed a brick-and-mortar location in Oakland, Berkeley looks like it’ll get a Taco Bell Cantina, and much more East Bay food news in this week’s Bites.
Equity Residential to sell 8 Berkeley apartment buildings
Four of the Berkeley properties Equity Residential is selling. Photo: Eastdil Secured Equity Residential, which owns eight buildings with 452 apartments in Berkeley, as well as the entitlement rights to build the 205-unit Acheson Commons complex on University Avenue, is putting its entire Berkeley portfolio up for sale. No price is mentioned on the listing […]
‘Explosive’ downtown Berkeley housing boom under way
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 […]
Berkeley Ace Hardware still on the lookout for new space
Berkeley Ace Hardware will need to relocate temporarily when construction begins on a new apartment complex. The store has not yet found a new space. Photo: Google By Camille Baptista As downtown Berkeley prepares for the construction of the city’s largest ever apartment building, locally owned Berkeley Ace Hardware remains on the lookout for a place […]
City’s largest apartment building ever gets go-ahead
A rendering of the Acheson Commons complex on University Avenue, which now will go forward. Image: Kirk Peterson Architects Acheson Commons, the largest apartment complex ever planned for Berkeley’s downtown, is set to go forward after its opponents decided not to file a challenge to the plan. A coalition of unions, preservationists, community activists and […]