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ZAB approves 2539 Telegraph EIR, postpones use permit

Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board earlier this month approved the Environmental Impact Report for a controversial 6-story apartment building proposed on Telegraph Avenue, but postponed a decision on the project’s use permit to ask for a revised design plan from the developers and allow time for other items on the agenda. The board was set to vote at its June 11 meeting […]

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

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 with Lowney Architecture on the plans. The project proposes the demolition of a single-story building between Dwight Way […]

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Zoning board denies Berkeley micro-unit proposal

Berkeley zoning board members voted 6-3 last week to reject an application from a San Francisco-based development firm that hopes to build the city’s first micro-unit housing project. In September, many zoning board commissioners told Axis Development Group that the proposal, at 2701 Shattuck Ave., was too large and too dense for the neighborhood. They asked Axis […]

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Berkeley staff recommend rejection of micro-unit plans

A controversial micro-unit mixed-used proposal aimed for a quiet stretch of Shattuck Avenue, south of downtown, is still too big, say Berkeley city staff, who advised zoning board members to deny the application later this week. The project, at 2701 Shattuck, at Derby, is scheduled for its third review by the city Zoning Adjustments Board […]

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Zoning board asks micro-unit developer to shrink proposal

Proposed micro-unit development at 2701 Shattuck Ave., at Derby Street, in Berkeley. Image: Lowney Architecture Berkeley zoning board members voted Thursday night to ask developers to reduce the size of a proposed micro-unit project on Shattuck Avenue by either taking units off the upper stories or removing the top story altogether. The lengthy Zoning Adjustments […]

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Berkeley neighbors fight micro-unit proposal on Shattuck

The proposed 30,079-square-foot micro-unit development at 2701 Shattuck Ave., at Derby Street, in Berkeley. Image: Lowney Architecture A 70-unit five-story building proposed at Shattuck Avenue and Derby Street faced steep neighborhood opposition at a recent zoning board meeting in Berkeley. The 60-foot-tall proposal, set to include 35 garage parking spaces, 81 bike spots and a […]