New building permits have been filed for a four-story residential building at 2435 San Pablo Avenue in the Poets Corner of Southwest Berkeley. The development would provide a group living accommodation totaling 40 sleeping units and a manager’s apartment. Alameda-based Wang Brothers Investments is responsible for the development as the property owner.
The 50-foot building yields 20,530 square feet, with 19,730 square dedicated to residential use and 800 square feet of ground-level retail. In addition, 3,820 square feet of useable open space will be included in the development. Parking will be included on-site for approximately fifty bicycles.
Studio KDA is responsible for the design. The building will be clad with painted metal panels, cement, and fireclay tiles. Dubbed Poet Place, in reference to the neighborhood, the building will include a rooftop terrace with views across Berkeley and toward the bay waters.
Construction permits estimated the job to cost more than $3 million, adding new housing to the area market while utilizing a currently vacant parcel nearby AC transit bus lines along San Pablo Avenue and Dwight Way. An estimated timeline for groundbreaking or completion has not been established.