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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 […]