Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
Developers donate to little-known Berkeley homeless fund
Some of Berkeley’s biggest developers, concerned about homelessness, have donated to the city fund. At least two of them did so while Berkeley was considering their projects.
2 open Berkeley City Council races draw significant cash
We present a round-up of how the different candidates are doing in terms of raising campaign funds.
Aduro Biotech leases entire West Berkeley building
Wareham Development has rebuilt on the site of an historic building at 740 Heinz Ave. as part of its Aquatic Park Center, an 18-acre biotech campus in West Berkeley. Photo: Wareham Development By Lisa Tsering A biotech company that did the largest IPO in Berkeley history has leased an entire West Berkeley warehouse and will […]
Soda tax, school board race, open council seat bring campaign cash to Berkeley
The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The future of growth in downtown Berkeley is uncertain, with zoning changes on the November ballot. Photo: Louie Kablooie The lure of an open Berkeley City Council seat has turned the race to replace Gordon Wozniak in November into a big bucks […]
740 Heinz project moves forward, sans historic walls
The Copra Warehouse at night. Photo: Ira Serkes On Tuesday night, a Berkeley City Council majority upheld a 2012 zoning panel decision to allow the construction of a new 100,000-square-foot lab building in west Berkeley. Thirty neighbors had signed a petition to appeal the Zoning Adjustments Board’s decision in September, taking issue with the project’s environmental […]
Wareham: Preservation of historic factory too expensive
Wareham Development will demolish the seismically unstable Copra Warehouse at 740 Heinz Ave. to build a new laboratory. Photo: Ira Serkes Four years after Wareham Development proposed transforming a historic West Berkeley warehouse into a laboratory building, the company is seeking to tear down the entire structure instead of preserving two brick walls. Construction costs […]