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Posted inHousing & Development

6-story mixed-use building could replace Berkeley gym

Update, 5:55 p.m. Dana Ellsworth of the project team told Berkeleyside the gym will remain in place for three more years while the project team seeks permits. Original post, 10 a.m. The days may be numbered for a popular gym in downtown Berkeley, in a nearly 100-year-old building on Addison Street, with an application submitted to the city that […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage

Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the works for years, with efforts ramping up in 2014 when project reps said they found no […]

Posted inHousing & Development

2 historic Southside Berkeley homes on the move, literally

A complex tripod of moving history is about to take place in South Berkeley. In a unique and probably first-ever-in-Berkeley arrangement, two historical houses, one a city designated landmark, and the other a designated structure of merit, will be hoisted and trucked to a vacant lot a few blocks from their current locations, for a […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley

After months of poking, prodding, sifting and examining soil, an archeological dig beneath the parking lot across from Spenger’s restaurant on Fourth Street found no evidence it had ever been home to a Native American shellmound. The findings that the site was not historically important means the owners will seek to develop it. “Investigators found no historically significant […]