The developer and preservationists had hoped to save it, but the house was so large it would have to be cut in two to be brought through Berkeley streets.
The units will have "chic amenities" and the complex will include a gym and parking garage. The project should be finished by mid-2020.
Fire crews in downtown Berkeley quickly brought a blaze at the old Ace Hardware building under control Monday night as neighbors were removed temporarily, authorities report.
Work should begin mid-summer on the construction of 205 apartments on University Avenue right near UC Berkeley.
The developer who wants to build an 18-story apartment building over the Walgreens at 2190 Shattuck Ave. will also be building a 205-unit complex along University Avenue.
Update: 8:30 p.m. A Berkeley firefighter received minor injuries in the two-alarm fire that broke out at 3:43 p.m. in a rear courtyard stacked with wooden pallets directly behind UC Theatre’s small space at 2115 University Ave., according to Deputy Fire Chief Donna McCracken.
The Fifth Quarter Charcuterie has landed a brick-and-mortar location in Oakland, Berkeley looks like it'll get a Taco Bell Cantina, and much more East Bay food news in this week's Bites.
More than 1,400 housing units are currently in development in downtown Berkeley, with demolition on one of the first in the pipeline scheduled to begin this week.
By Camille Baptista
Acheson Commons, the largest apartment complex ever planned for Berkeley’s downtown, is set to go forward after its opponents decided not to file a challenge to the plan.
Berkeley expects to get $12.7 million in grant funding for changes to BART Plaza, Shattuck Avenue and Hearst Street that should make life easier for people using the Downtown BART station and buses, biking to campus and even just driving through the center of town.