Zoning board members got their first chance to weigh in on plans for a new 12-story building proposed on Shattuck at Berkeley Way. Their advice? Have some fun with the design so it reflects more of Berkeley's quirkiness.
A new affordable housing project for seniors, on land at Oxford and Cedar streets donated by — and next to — All Souls Episcopal Parish, won unanimous approval Thursday night from Berkeley's zoning board.
Thursday night, Berkeley's zoning board approved an 18-story mixed-use building at the downtown Walgreens site, set to bring 274 new apartments to the city.
Zoning board members have asked developer Realtex to rethink plans for an 8-story, 39-unit building on Telegraph, which is slated to replace quirky indoor mall "The Village."
A housing complex has been approved for West Berkeley, along with new retail that may become a grocery store.