Logan Park, an eight-story, 204-unit mixed-use housing project slated for downtown Berkeley, is one step closer to breaking ground after the zoning board approved its use permit Thursday night.
The judge said the city could deny Ruegg & Ellsworth's SB35 application because the site is landmarked, even though there are no significant structures on the property and little shellmound evidence has been found.
That will provide housing for many, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enhance the neighborhood.
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. sued Berkeley over the city's denial of their SB35 housing application. The law allows almost automatic approval of complexes where 50% of the units are "affordable."
Since 2014, there have been 1,022 housing units built, across 17 projects, according to the latest "housing pipeline" report issued by the city. About 842 units, in 15 projects, are expected to be done by 2020.
A block of Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley could see major changes in the next few years with the construction of an eight-story, 209-unit housing complex between Channing Way and Durant Avenue.
Existing office space in Berkeley can be old and funky while the demand is for modern and open-plan. And, compared to San Francisco and Oakland, the economics of building new here don't pencil out, say experts.
[Sponsored] To understand how East Bay housing will play out in the years ahead, Red Oak Realty created a 'live' map that tracks new residential developments that are planned, approved and under construction.
Instead of identifying structures of significance on a case-by-case basis, the city is taking this blanket approach to the downtown Berkeley district. It will send a message to developers: Nothing can be built.
Berkeleyside has scoured planning documents and our archives to bring you the latest information about housing built, under construction, approved and proposed in Berkeley as of August 2019.
Berkeleyside has pored over city records and our own archives to bring you a roundup of many of the larger housing projects that have been completed since 2012. The report was updated in August.
Berkeleyside has pored over city records and done our own reporting to bring you a robust roundup of recent and forthcoming housing developments around the city. This report was updated in August.