An application has been submitted to the Berkeley Design Review Committee seeking the approval of a new eight-story mixed-use building at 2000 University Avenue and 2001 Milvia in Downtown Berkeley. The project proposal includes the demolition of the two existing commercial structures and the construction of a building with 82 dwelling units and commercial space. The proposed demolition was submitted to Landmarks Preservation Commission for review on March 4, 2021, for which no action was taken.
Trachtenberg Architects is managing the design concept and construction. R&S 2000 University, LLC is the property owner and applicant.
The project site is a lot spanning across 6,273 square feet. The eighty-four feet high building will house studios and a lobby on the ground floor. A commercial space of 925 square feet is allotted on the ground floor. The total residential floor area is 36,765 square feet. The average area of each floor is 5,379 square feet. Open spaces, a rooftop deck, parking, and balconies are also proposed.
Renderings reveal a facade made of corrugated metal panels, brick, and stucco with studded aluminum windows.
The project is using a Density Bonus waiver. Design Review Committee will be conducting a meeting on April 15, 2021, at 7 PM details of which can be found here.
The project site is situated on the southeast corner of University and Milvia. It is currently occupied by Au Coquelet Café.
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very beige for berkeley.
Am I reading this right? 448 sq ft per unit? Market rate? Looks like transient housing for people who can afford it but who will not become part of the community. Please tell me I’m wrong.