New plans have been filed for a six-story residential infill at 3030 Telegraph Avenue in South Berkeley, Alameda County. The proposal will replace some low-slung structures and four vacant residences with 174 new apartments. Riaz Capital is the project owner and developer.
The 75-foot tall structure will yield around 113,190 square feet with 107,970 square feet for housing, 1,920 square feet for retail, and additional space for circulation and mechanic needs. Parking for 98 bicycles and no cars will be included, a decision that will promote local public transit, reduce congestion, and help the local economy.
The proposal will create 174 apartments, varying from 115 studios to 41 two bedrooms and 18 four bedrooms. The plans benefit from a 50% density bonus by including 18 units of very-low-income housing, one unit of low-income households, and a unit of moderate-income housing.
Left Coast Architecture is responsible for the design. The proposal will be The facade materials are unusually limited. The exterior will be clad with painted smooth stucco siding. Jett Landscape Architecture + Design is responsible for designing the streetscape and first-floor courtyard connected to the fitness center and study room. CBG is the civil engineer.
Along with the State Density Bonus, Riaz’s application uses Senate Bill 330 to expedite approval. The bill, passed in 2019, “prohibits a local agency from disapproving, or conditioning approval in a manner that renders infeasible, a housing development project for very low, low-, or moderate-income households or an emergency shelter unless the local agency makes specified written findings based on a preponderance of the evidence in the record.”
Future residents will be adjacent to Whole Foods and by the similarly-sized proposal at 3031 Telegraph Avenue. For regional transit, the Ashby BART Station is just under 15 minutes on foot. The Southside neighborhood and UC Berkeley Campus are around 20 minutes away on foot or 10 minutes via AC Transit bus.
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how do we get in wait list for low income apartments at this complex?