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

“The Roost,” looking east toward Shattuck Avenue, at 2029-2035 Blake St. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture “The Roost,” looking east toward Shattuck Avenue, at 2029-2035 Blake St. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture 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 […]

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Numerous appeals filed for Berkeley’s Harold Way project

A number of appeals have been filed concerning the development proposal for 2211 Harold Way in downtown Berkeley. Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning A number of appeals have been filed concerning the development proposal for 2211 Harold Way in downtown Berkeley. Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning A number of different groups – including the developer himself – have filed appeals asking […]

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ZAB approves Harold Way use permit with increased affordable housing provision

A model of the Harold Way project (file photo). Photo: Emilie Raguso After over 30 meetings since an initial application in December 2012, the 18-story multi-use Berkeley Plaza project at 2211 Harold Way received its use permit from the Zoning Adjustments Board on Wednesday night. The approval, with a 6-3 vote of the board, came with significant amendments to the […]

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Berkeley plans ‘very efficient garage that people will be happy to come to’

Designs are coming along for an updated Center Street garage. Image: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects As plans proceed for an updated municipal garage on downtown Berkeley’s Center Street, project details are firming up, and the plan for where people can expect to park while construction is underway has been released. The city is planning to demolish its […]

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ZAB approves 2539 Telegraph EIR, postpones use permit

The Zoning Adjustments Board gave critical feedback to Patrick Kennedy, the developer of 2539 Telegraph Ave., about the outsize nature of the planned building. Photo: Panoramic Interests 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 […]

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With Harold Way EIR approval on hold pending new design, Berkeley officials to consider community benefits

2211 Harold Way is one of several tall building proposals in the pipeline that must offer “significant community benefits” under the Downtown Area Plan. Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning 2211 Harold Way is one of several tall building proposals in the pipeline that must offer “significant community benefits” under the Downtown Area Plan. Image: MVEI […]

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Thursday: Groundbreaking for new Dwight Way project

There’s a groundbreaking Thursday, March 26, for a mixed-use development at Shattuck and Dwight. Image: Christiani Johnson Architects There’s a groundbreaking Thursday, March 26, for a mixed-use development at Shattuck and Dwight. Image: Christiani Johnson Architects A 99-unit, 6-story building planned in downtown Berkeley is kicking off construction in earnest with a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday […]