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New housing OK’d in Berkeley as ‘YIMBYs’ win the night

A rendering of the proposed view of 2902 Adeline, looking southwest from Adeline and Russell streets. Image: Trachtenberg Architects A 6-story building set to include 50 rental units and four live-work units was approved Thursday night by Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, though neighborhood opposition will likely mean an appeal to City Council. Nearly 300 people have […]

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Luxury rental housing to replace Berkeley offices

1950 Addison: A 7-story apartment building has been approved. Photo: TCA Architecture 1950 Addison: A 7-story apartment building has been approved. Photo: TCA Architecture A 2-story office building in downtown Berkeley is slated to be replaced by a 7-story building with 107 luxury apartments and no retail. The project, at 1950 Addison St., between Milvia Street and Martin Luther […]

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Berkeley zoning board approves new 6-story building

The zoning board has approved 50 new units with frontage on Durant and Bancroft. Image: Kahn Design Associates The zoning board has approved 50 new units with frontage on Durant and Bancroft. Image: Kahn Design Associates A small clapboard house on Durant Avenue and surface parking lot on Bancroft Way in Berkeley are set to be replaced by a 6-story […]

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Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage

A rendering of what 1900 Fourth St. may one day look like. Image: TCA Architects Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the […]

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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 […]

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Berkeley approves construction of Harold Way high-rise

The developer for 2211 Harold Way first submitted his application in December 2012. Its construction was approved by the city council on Dec. 8, 2015.  Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning The developer for 2211 Harold Way first submitted his application in December 2012. Its construction was approved by the city council on Dec. 8, 2015. […]

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Berkeley City Council to consider Harold Way appeals

The City Council will consider seven appeals tonight on the permits issued to allow construction of 2211 Harold Way. Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning There have been more than 35 public hearings over the 180-foot-high 302-unit building proposed for 2211 Harold Way and at most of those meetings a dedicated group of people has objected […]