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Posted inCity, Housing & Development

‘The Aquatic’ wins easy approval from Berkeley officials

The Aquatic mixed-use development at 800 University Ave. in Berkeley could open by summer 2015. Image: Trachtenberg Architects A proposal for a new University Avenue mixed-use development, set to include 58 units, sailed through Berkeley zoning board review Thursday night, winning acclaim from commissioners for what they said was its beautiful design and sensitivity to […]

Posted inBusiness, Fire, Housing & Development

New building proposed for Sequoia site on Telegraph Ave.

A rendering of the 42-unit residential and commercial building proposed for the site of the former Sequoia Apartment building at 2441 Haste St. at Telegraph. Source: Kahn Design Associates The owners of the property at 2441 Haste St. at Telegraph, scene of a devastating fire in Nov. 2011 that destroyed the five-story Sequoia Apartments, have submitted […]

Posted inCity

Proposed sidewalk sitting ban prompts debate, protest

Councilmember Kriss Worthington addressed a small group of homeless advocates outside City Hall Monday, calling the proposed ban on sidewalk sitting “outrageous” and “rushed”. Photo: Tracey Taylor Councilmember Kriss Worthington addressed a small group of homeless advocates outside City Hall Monday, calling the proposed ban on sidewalk sitting “outrageous” and “rushed”. Photo: Tracey Taylor Update, […]

Posted inBusiness

Berkeley lighting business creates winning green space

Christa Rybczynski and Lawrence Grown on the roof of Metro Lighting Like several notable successful businesses, Metro Lighting was launched in a garage. Unlike Apple or Hewlett-Packard, however, the Berkeley company did not graduate to a sprawling corporate campus. Instead, the couple behind Metro Lighting have fashioned a work space in keeping with the handcrafted […]