Berkeley is seeing more new housing than other Bay Area cities, but could still feel a nationwide construction slump.
Developers submitted a revised proposal this week for a nearly 600-unit apartment building at Shattuck and University avenues.
The project team is hoping to lock down the fifth and final tall building slot allowed downtown.
New plans call for nearly 500 new apartments spread across three sites along Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley.
Local developers have set their eyes on South Berkeley and put forward their vision for at least two new buildings where Walgreens and True Value now operate.
Existing office space in Berkeley can be old and funky while the demand is for modern and open-plan. And, compared to San Francisco and Oakland, the economics of building new here don’t pencil out, say experts.
Citing the “tremendous” need for new housing in Berkeley, and its location near BART along key transit lines, officials overturned a zoning board vote to reject a five-story “co-living” project at Shattuck and Ashby.
It’s taken longer than expected, but the Spats team in Berkeley is aiming for a soft opening in April.
Protesters against police brutality march down Center Street, toward the police station in Berkeley, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. Tuesday was the fourth night in a row that demonstrators took to the streets in Berkeley to protest the recent decisions by grand juries in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City to not indict white police […]
With new owners having recently bought Spats, the bar may be poised to open again this fall.
The Overture looks like it’s headed for University Avenue near downtown Berkeley. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture The Overture looks like it’s headed for University Avenue near downtown Berkeley. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture After a significant facelift, a new mixed-use development is slated to be built on University Avenue, taking the place of two small shops on the […]
Two structures, at 1808-1814 University Ave., would be demolished to make way for “The Overture” apartments. Photo: Google Maps Two structures, at 1808-1814 University Ave., would be demolished to make way for “The Overture” apartments. Photo: Google Maps A new mixed-use development on University Avenue, set to contain 41 units, has begun wending its way […]