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Posted inHousing & Development

6-story mixed-use building could replace Berkeley gym

At 24 Hour Fitness, regulars have been wondering what the big yellow sign means for future workouts. Photo: Emilie Raguso At 24 Hour Fitness, regulars have been wondering what the big yellow sign means for future workouts. Photo: Emilie Raguso Update, 5:55 p.m. Dana Ellsworth of the project team told Berkeleyside the gym will remain in place for three […]

Posted inBusiness, Community, Housing & Development, Schools

UC Berkeley close to deal for long-empty Telegraph lot

UC Berkeley and property owner Ken Sarachan are close to a joint-venture development deal for the long-empty lot at the north-east corner of Haste and Telegraph, which means that new student housing might be in place there by August 2017. “We are in negotiations, deep negotiations,” said Robert Lalanne, UC’s Vice-Chancellor for Real Estate. Lalanne said […]

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 inHousing & Development

‘Moorish-style palace’ for Telegraph Ave. is step closer

The design for a mixed-use project at 2501 Haste St. Image: Kirk E. Peterson & Associates A six-story, mixed-use, Moorish, palace-like structure inspired by Italian hill towns is one step closer to being built on Berkeley’s iconic Telegraph Avenue after the project sailed through a review by the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board last week. ZAB […]

Posted inBusiness

Popular restaurants closed by fires face further delays

All that remains of the Sequoia Building is the one-story façade on Telegraph that housed Café Intermezzo and Raleigh’s. Photo: Lance Knobel All that remains of the Sequoia Building is the one-story façade on Telegraph that housed Café Intermezzo and Raleigh’s. Photo: Lance Knobel It looks like a number of Berkeley restaurants won’t be recovering […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Acheson Commons: Large change for downtown

View of the proposed Acheson Commons looking NW, including, in foreground, a proposed new 10-story UC Berkeley office building. Rendering: courtesy Equity Residential/Kirk E. Peterson Architects One of the first projects to be built under Berkeley’s recently adopted Downtown Area Plan will be Acheson Commons which will transform the entire city block bordered by University Avenue, Shattuck […]