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Posted inHousing & Development

New 16-story downtown Berkeley hotel gets go-ahead

A rendering of the new hotel as seen from Center Street. Image: JRDV Urban International A rendering of the new hotel as seen from Center Street. Image: JRDV Urban International Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday night approved plans for a 16-story, 334-room hotel, with conference center, to be built on the Bank of America site at 2129 Shattuck […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

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. […]

Posted inHousing & Development

180-foot high-rise proposed at Walgreens

Terrace Green Apartments is proposed at 2190 Shattuck. Image: WRNS Studio A San Mateo-based developer has submitted an application to build a 180-foot-tall mixed-use high-rise in downtown Berkeley over a redesigned Walgreens store. Shattuck Terrace Green Apartments at 2190 Shattuck Ave., just north of Allston Way, is set to include 274 units, 12,000 square feet […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Lawsuits filed to stop building of Harold Way complex

Kelly Hammargren, who has long been opposed to the 2211 Harold Way complex, filed a legal challenge to the project Wednesday.  Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning Kelly Hammargren, who has long been opposed to the 2211 Harold Way complex, filed a legal challenge to the project Wednesday.  Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning Update: This story […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Berkeley approves construction of Harold Way high-rise

The developer for 2211 Harold Way first submitted his application in December 2012. Its construction was approved by the city council on Dec. 8, 2015.  Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning The developer for 2211 Harold Way first submitted his application in December 2012. Its construction was approved by the city council on Dec. 8, 2015. […]

Posted inBusiness, City, Community, Housing & Development

Berkeley City Council to consider Harold Way appeals

The City Council will consider seven appeals tonight on the permits issued to allow construction of 2211 Harold Way. Image: MVEI Architecture and Planning There have been more than 35 public hearings over the 180-foot-high 302-unit building proposed for 2211 Harold Way and at most of those meetings a dedicated group of people has objected […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

Construction to begin on 8-story building in downtown

Berkeley Way West as it will be seen from Shattuck Avenue. Photo: WRNS Studio/UC Berkeley By Yasmin Anwar/Berkeley News Construction is scheduled to begin this month on an 8-story complex in downtown Berkeley to house the campus’ Graduate School of Education, School of Public Health and the Department of Psychology. The 320,000-square-foot building at Berkeley Way and […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

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 […]

Posted inHousing & Development

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 […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

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 […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

Condo project set for latest review

Looking southeast: 1951 Shattuck Ave., next to the approved Acheson Commons (in white). Image: The Bay Architects Looking southeast: 1951 Shattuck Ave., next to the approved Acheson Commons (in white). Image: The Bay Architects A 12-story building set to include 92 condominiums and nearly 12,000 square feet of commercial space could get its penultimate review from Berkeley’s Design […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Berkeley hotel project drops condos; at DRC this week

The hotel proposed at 2129 Shattuck. Image: JRDV Urban International Thursday night, Berkeley’s Design Review Committee will get its third look at the 16-story hotel planned downtown at Shattuck Avenue and Center Street. The 168-foot-tall building is set to include 336 hotel rooms, some retail, and about 11,000 square feet of conference space. A parking […]