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Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Berkeley considers ways to build more affordable housing

Transferring development rights to allow for taller buildings. Increasing the amount of affordable housing required for large developments. Offering developers a discount if they pay into the Housing Trust Fund at the beginning of the development process rather than the end. Read more about Berkeley affordable housing. These were some of the ideas tossed around Tuesday night […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Zoning board approves new units on Telegraph, Shattuck

Berkeley’s zoning board approved two largely car-free buildings Thursday set to add 92 new residential units to the city’s housing stock. Both of the projects — 70 units on Telegraph Avenue and 22 units on Shattuck Avenue — were proposed by Patrick Kennedy’s Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests. The Telegraph project, dubbed The Nexus, is set to […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Berkeley ZAB round-up: The Roost approved on Blake, Center Street hotel previewed, Kennedy project put off

Thursday night the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approved a 5-story mixed-use project near downtown, previewed updated plans for a hotel on Center Street and postponed a decision related to a proposed residential hotel on Shattuck Avenue that the developer would like to convert to studio apartments. “The Roost,” with parklet and dog park, approved on Blake near […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Equity Residential to sell 8 Berkeley apartment buildings

Equity Residential, which owns eight buildings with 452 apartments in Berkeley, as well as the entitlement rights to build the 205-unit Acheson Commons complex on University Avenue, is putting its entire Berkeley portfolio up for sale. No price is mentioned on the listing documents prepared by Eastdil Secured, Equity’s advisor and broker, but the sale […]

Posted inHousing & Development

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 […]