Zoning board members got their first chance to weigh in on plans for a new 12-story building proposed on Shattuck at Berkeley Way. Their advice? Have some fun with the design so it reflects more of Berkeley’s quirkiness.
2701 Shattuck approved after late-night tweaks by Berkeley zoning board
Zoning board commissioners somewhat regretfully approved a new five-story building in South Berkeley on Thursday, noting that state law largely tied their hands as far as changes they could make to the project.
Plans underway for ‘tiny house village’ in West Berkeley
A “tiny house village” for homeless youth could be built at the current Ohmega Salvage site in West Berkeley.
8-story building proposed on Telegraph gets tepid response
Zoning board members have asked developer Realtex to rethink plans for an 8-story, 39-unit building on Telegraph, which is slated to replace quirky indoor mall “The Village.”
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 […]
Shop Talk: Huckleberry; architects merger; Hella Yoga
Newly opened Huckleberry at 2424 Telegraph Ave. Photo: courtesy Huckleberry Newly opened Huckleberry at 2424 Telegraph Ave. Photo: courtesy Huckleberry HUCKLEBERRY BICYCLES Huckleberry Bicycles, which has been on Market Street in San Francisco since 2011, has just opened a second location at 2424 Telegraph Ave. in Berkeley (which, until they closed in February, housed MSC Custom Bikes). Huckleberry […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Lowdown: Berkeley council on medical cannabis, rules to limit drugstores, elections, climate hurdles and more
A rendering of the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Drawing courtesy of Charles Kahn, Kahn Design Associates On June 3, the Berkeley City Council is set to talk about new rules regarding drugstores, which has been a topic of concern in the past; set up a task force to tackle the city’s plans to raise the minimum […]
Building begins on site of Sequoia Apts fire on Telegraph
A groundbreaking for a new building at 2441 Haste St., at Telegraph Avenue, on May 28. Among those pictured (left to right), the property’s owner, Kenneth Ent (fourth from left). His son Gregory is second from left. Photo: Ted Friedman A groundbreaking for a new building at 2441 Haste St., at Telegraph Avenue, on May 28. […]
Bauman College grads boost local food community
Chances are good there’s a Bauman College grad working somewhere near you, improving the Bay Area’s health and food systems.
Maker-artist space to open in old Odwalla spot
John Henry and Jacques Janson are opening a new artist-maker space in West Berkeley. Photo: Natalie Orenstein In a few months, dozens of artists and makers will set up shop in the currently vacant warehouse at 1150 Sixth Street, which used to house Odwalla’s distribution center. MWS Studios, a cluster of artist studios for rent, is […]