The designs for an 18-story building with over 300 apartments proposed to rise in Downtown Berkeley have been refined and the plans are working their way through the city’s Planning Department.
Fronting Harold Way, Allston Way and Kittredge Street, the Residences at Berkeley Plaza development would rise behind the existing Shattuck Hotel, additions to which would need to be razed along with the existing Hink’s Building/Postal Annex at Harold and Allston in order to clear the way for the building.
In addition to 302 apartments, the proposed development includes a six-theater cinema, 10,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space, and a 171-space underground parking garage. A nearly 9,000 square foot public plaza would be constructed mid-block between the new residences and hotel.
The latest round of design refinements includes additional balconies at the glass shoulders of the building and the potential removal of the band at the 18th floor.
The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 2211 Harold Way project is expected to be published in late July or early August and the public hearing to review the report is currently scheduled for November.