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Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

Condo project set for latest review

A 12-story building set to include 92 condominiums and nearly 12,000 square feet of commercial space could get its penultimate review from Berkeley’s Design Review Committee tonight, Aug. 20. The 120-foot-tall building would, if approved, take the place of one- and two-story buildings that currently exist on the block, housing several local businesses, including Berkeley Vacuum, the Missing […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Housing & Development

New plan calls for 10 theaters at 2211 Harold Way

The developer of 2211 Harold Way and Landmark Theatres are nearing a deal to increase the number of movie theaters in the 302-unit building in downtown Berkeley to 10 — but detractors say the changes do not go far enough. After discussions with Ted Mundorf, the CEO of Landmark, Joseph Penner of HSR Berkeley Investments has […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley tall condo project gets first city reviews

Berkeley zoning board commissioners asked the architect for a 120-foot-tall building planned for Shattuck Avenue to make the project less suburban, craft a better street-level retail experience and take steps to retain existing local merchants on site during a review late last week. The board expressed excitement about the project, but also offered extensive feedback, which was […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

New 120-foot building proposed for downtown Berkeley

A San Francisco family that has owned a block of stores on Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way since 1950 is planning to build a 120-foot tall apartment complex, called L’Argent, that will cater to empty nesters and families. The Nasser family, whose ancestor, Abraham Nasser, built the Castro Theater in San Francisco and was instrumental in […]