New renderings are out for 2015 Blake Street after the development team resubmitted plans for the multi-structure residential project on Downtown Berkeley’s edge. The seven-story and three-story buildings yield 168 units with parking and open space on-site. Laconia Development LLC is responsible for the project.
The 82-foot structure will yield 142,875 square feet, up from the initial proposal of 115,790 square feet. The built-out footprint covers just 49% of the lot, allowing for 93 vehicles and 80 bicycles. 15,090 square feet of open space will be introduced, up from the first plan with 13,240 square feet.
Three existing commercial buildings and one duplex will be demolished, while two residential buildings with seven rent-control units will be restored and relocated on-site. 155 units will be within the seven-story building, six in a three-story townhouse structure, and another seven in the relocated houses. Of the 168 units, 131 will be studios, six will be one-bedroom, and 31 will be two-bedroom. The residencies average 560 square feet per unit. A percentage of the apartment will be sold as affordable housing.
Lowney Architecture is responsible for the design.
The address is half a block from Shattuck Avenue and half a mile from the Downtown Berkeley BART station.
Building permits have not yet been filed, and an estimated completion date is not announced.