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Posted inHousing & Development

New 8-story Berkeley building wins easy approval

StoneFire could break ground this coming January at 1974 University Ave. Image: Johnson Lyman Architects Berkeley’s zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night. StoneFire is set to take the place of the Firestone tire shop at 1974 University Ave.. No one spoke against the project in the […]

Posted inHousing & Development

5-story building approved, again, on University Avenue

A new rendering of a mixed-use project that has been approved at 1698 University Ave. in Berkeley. Image: Syncopated Architecture A new rendering of a mixed-use project that has been approved at 1698 University Ave. in Berkeley. Image: Syncopated Architecture A proposal to construct a five-story mixed-use building in central Berkeley was approved by the zoning board earlier […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley neighbors question parking, height of student-oriented housing planned on Telegraph

Patrick Kennedy hopes to build new housing on Telegraph Avenue, shown in this photo simulation. Image: Lowney Architecture A proposed retail and housing project on Telegraph Avenue that’s already proven controversial with neighbors got its first review last week from Berkeley’s zoning board. The man behind the proposal is Patrick Kennedy, head of Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests, who is working […]

Posted inHousing & Development

‘Moorish palace’ plans for Telegraph show little progress

The frustration was palpable Thursday night as zoning board commissioners noted the lack of headway by the property owner of a highly anticipated mixed-use project proposed on Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue. The empty lot at 2501 Haste St., at Telegraph, has been vacant for more than 20 years, though owner Ken Sarachan has said he would like to build a […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

‘Innovative’ housing with rooftop farms set for Southside

A photo-simulation of Garden Village at 2201 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Image: Stanley Saitowitz/Natoma Architects City zoning board members approved a 77-unit mixed-use housing development near downtown Berkeley late last week, expressing excitement about a “unique” design set to include more than a dozen working rooftop farm plots and a novel approach to parking. “Garden […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Mixed-use 6-story building approved on Addison Street

A new 69-unit building, with 7,240 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor, has been approved by the city’s zoning board for construction on Addison Street. The six-story 60-foot-tall building is the latest development by property owner Avi Nevo, who has developed numerous projects in Berkeley over the last 17 years, including Telegraph Gardens across […]