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TargetExpress Going Downtown And Across The Bay

TargetExpress Going Downtown And Across The Bay

While remaining tight-lipped about their plans to open a TargetExpress on Ocean Avenue, Target has officially announced that one of their other two Bay Area TargetExpress stores will be located in San Francisco’s Financial District at the southwest corner of Bush and Sansome, and the other will be in Berkeley, at the southeast corner of Shattuck Avenue and Allston Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: “StoneFire” Development Slated For Approval

Building Up Berkeley: “StoneFire” Development Slated For Approval

Having determined that the construction of the proposed “StoneFire” development would not be detrimental to the “health, safety, peace, morals, comfort, or general welfare” of the people living or working in the area, a requirement of Berkeley’s Municipal Code, the City of Berkeley is slated to approve plans for an eight-story building to rise at Read More »

Approved East Bay Parker Place Development Seeks More Parking

Approved East Bay Parker Place Development Seeks More Parking

Lennar’s 155-unit “Parker Place” development was approved to rise on the west side of Shattuck Avenue at Parker Street, about one-half mile south of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, replacing the existing Honda dealership, garage and lot on the site. As approved by Berkeley’s City Council in January of 2012, in addition to the residential Read More »

Designs For Six-Story “Student-Oriented” Development In Berkeley

Designs For Six-Story “Student-Oriented” Development In Berkeley

Panoramic Interests is pushing forward with the proposed development of a 6-story “student-oriented” rental building to rise on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. As designed by Lowney Architecture, the 2539 Telegraph Avenue project includes 65 residential units with room(s) for up to 145 residents over 6,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space fronting Telegraph and an Read More »

Preview Of Proposed 12-Story Shattuck Avenue Project

Preview Of Proposed 12-Story Shattuck Avenue Project

A preview of the plans for a 12-story residential building to rise on the southeast corner of Shattuck Avenue and Berkeley Way will be presented to Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board tomorrow. Adjacent to the 205-unit Acheson Commons project, the largest mix-used project ever to be approved for development in Berkeley, the proposed 1951-75 Shattuck Avenue Read More »

Refined Designs For An 18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development

Refined Designs For An 18-Story Downtown Berkeley Development

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 Read More »

Refined Designs For Proposed 8-Story “StoneFire” Building In Berkeley

Refined Designs For Proposed 8-Story “StoneFire” Building In Berkeley

The latest designs for the 8-story “StoneFire” building that’s proposed to rise on the corner of University Ave and Milvia over in Berkeley, currently the site of a one-story Firestone tire store, garage and parking lot, will be presented to Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustment Board this week. The refined design for the 1974 University Avenue development Read More »

Berkeley High-Rise Hotel Ready For Review And Design Debate

Berkeley High-Rise Hotel Ready For Review And Design Debate

The members of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board are slated to offer their advisory comments with respect to the proposed 16-story hotel to rise on the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street this week, the 2129 Shattuck Avenue project. The development would replace the existing Bank of America building on the corner with 293 hotel Read More »

Forward Progress For Proposed Moorish Fortress Hits A Wall

Forward Progress For Proposed Moorish Fortress Hits A Wall

The plans for “El Jardin,” the six-story Moorish fortress proposed to rise on the long vacant Berkeley lot at the corner of Haste and Telegraph Avenue are once again slated for a public hearing this Thursday. Berkeley’s Design Review Committee (DRC) provided comments on the proposed development eight months ago and requested that the applicant Read More »

Plans For A 16-Story Hotel In Downtown Berkeley

Plans For A 16-Story Hotel In Downtown Berkeley

A proposal to construct a 16-story building with a 290-room hotel, three floors of office space, and ground floor retail at the corner of Shattuck Avenue and Center Street is expected to be submitted to the city of Berkeley tomorrow. If the plans are approved, construction on the 180-foot-tall hotel development would commence in 2015 Read More »

Six-Story Moorish Fortress Designed For Blighted Berkeley Lot

Six-Story Moorish Fortress Designed For Blighted Berkeley Lot

With the owner of the long vacant lot at the corner of Haste and Telegraph in Berkeley having settled a lawsuit with the City in October, agreeing to move forward with plans to develop the lot within 45 days or risk forfeiture of the land, Ken Sarachan is moving forward with plans to build a Read More »

Building Up Berkeley: “Higby” Is Breaking Ground

Building Up Berkeley: “Higby” Is Breaking Ground

Gerding Edlen and the city of Berkeley will hold a ceremonial ground breaking for “Higby” this afternoon, a mixed-use development with 98 residential units and 6,500 square feet of ground floor restaurant and retail space to be built at 3015 San Pablo Avenue on the southeast corner of San Pablo and Ashby Avenue (a.k.a. 1200 Read More »

Is San Francisco Getting The Short End Of The Saitowitz Stick?

Is San Francisco Getting The Short End Of The Saitowitz Stick?

With the Stanley Saitowitz designed “Garden Village”, a 77-unit development of 18 interconnected buildings of three to five stories in height with 16 rooftop farm plots above and a fleet of four to ten shared cars for residents in a small garage below having been approved for development by Berkeley’s Zoning and Adjustment Board two Read More »

Modern Ito Design Falls Prey To Modern Berkeley Economics

Modern Ito Design Falls Prey To Modern Berkeley Economics

“A shortage of funds has prompted UC Berkeley to abandon its plan to construct a new Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive downtown. The building, a distinctive and innovative design by Tokyo architect Toyo Ito estimated to cost $143 million, was to replace the museum’s present, seismically endangered quarters on Bancroft Way…” ∙ UC Read More »

A Reader’s Report And Recommendation Across The Bay: 2830 Garber

A Reader’s Report And Recommendation Across The Bay: 2830 Garber

A plugged-in San Francisco tipster crosses the bay and reports on 2830 Garber Street: I saw it yesterday and I have rarely seen so much traffic at an open house. It has 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the top floor, and all of the bedrooms have Golden Gate and Bay View Bridge views. It Read More »