The Gilman Forge project would redevelop a 10-acre site along I-80 in Berkeley, including the steel plant that shut down in 2018.
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Taller than the Campanile: Downtown project grows to 317 feet
Developers submitted a revised proposal this week for a nearly 600-unit apartment building at Shattuck and University avenues.
Plan for downtown Berkeley apartment building grows to 26 stories
It’s the third proposal for a housing tower that would rise more than 250 feet over downtown. The revised plan includes a top-floor restaurant.
With 26 stories, McDonald’s corner could one day have Berkeley’s tallest building
The project team is hoping to lock down the fifth and final tall building slot allowed downtown.
Proposal for California Theatre would keep facade, add high-rise housing
A proposal to build “approximately 15 stories” of new housing behind the theater’s facade cleared an early hurdle this month.
Developer proposes 17-story apartment building across from UC Berkeley
If past attempts to raise tall apartment buildings in downtown Berkeley are any indication, the plans could prove contentious.
Judge tosses out legal challenge to Berkeley high-rise
An Alameda County Court Judge tossed out two legal challenges to 2211 Harold Way, paving the way for the 302-unit complex to proceed. Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning An Alameda County Court Judge tossed out two legal challenges to 2211 Harold Way, paving the way for the 302-unit complex to proceed. Image: MVEI Architecture and […]
Proposed in Berkeley: 5 stories, 39 units on San Pablo
The proposal for 2720 San Pablo Ave. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture A new proposal has come in, on the former Jered’s Pottery lot, for a 5-story, 39-unit building on San Pablo Avenue in West Berkeley. The pottery shop, at 2720 San Pablo Ave. between Carleton and Pardee streets, closed last year and moved to Richmond. The property at that time […]
Proposal to convert, expand UC Press building for offices
A rendering of what the renovated UC Press building at 2120 Berkeley Way would look like as offices with three new stories. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board will consider a proposal Thursday that would see the UC Press building at 2120 Berkeley Way renovated into a modern 6-story office building with the […]
Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage
A rendering of what 1900 Fourth St. may one day look like. Image: TCA Architects Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the […]
Berkeley considers ways to build more affordable housing
City council members talk to Cynthia Kroll, ABAG’s chief economist, at a special meeting to consider affordable housing issues in Berkeley. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel 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 […]
Housing forum: Climate right for development in Berkeley
Denise Pinkston of developers TMG Partners, vice chair of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, talks to a group about the housing crisis Jan. 21 while Mark Rhoades of the Rhoades Planning Group listens. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Denise Pinkston of developers TMG Partners, vice chair of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, talks to a group about the housing crisis Jan. […]