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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]