The developer behind the tallest apartment building approved downtown has asked the city for one more year to meet the deadline to apply for the permit needed to break ground.
The hotel only went forward after the Council twice agreed to defer fees owed by the developer. That lowered the developers’ upfront costs and increased profit margins.
A much-revised proposal for 3000 Shattuck Ave., which features dorm-like larger units, was rejected by ZAB on June 28 — its third time before the board.
The developers are targeting people who live and work in Berkeley, families and people who want to downsize, and professionals who want to be able to take public transit.
West Berkeley Investments said Berkeley erred when it decided its project, with 130 affordable units, could not be fast-tracked under SB 35.