New renderings have been revealed for the eight-story residential infill proposed at 2720 San Pablo Avenue in Southwest Berkeley, Alameda County. The project will replace a single-story structure with 84 homes along the busy thoroughfare. NX Ventures is responsible for the application.
Trachtenberg Architects is responsible for the design. The exterior will be clad with insulated metal panels and two-high protruding rectangular windows. Along the base, the retail and lobby will be visually opened with curtainwall skin punctuated with the occasional greenwall.
The 85-foot tall structure will yield around 43,060 square feet, with 41,800 square feet for housing and 1,240 square feet for ground-level retail. Of the 84 apartments, there will be 77 studios and seven one-bedrooms. Parking will be included for 38 bicycles.
The proposal makes use of the State Density Bonus program, increasing the residential capacity by 50% and allowing Trachtenberg to exceed certain zoning if the project includes affordable housing. There will be nine units designated for very low-income households. The application uses California’s Senate Bill 330, protecting the application from undue disapproval by the city.
The proposal is one of eight projects covered by YIMBY that NX Ventures has proposed in Berkeley. NX and Trachtenberg have collaborated on various projects across the city, including the potential tallest tower in Berkeley at 1974 Shattuck Avenue, a 16-story infill at 2420 Shattuck Avenue, and various more mid-density towers in several neighborhoods. Earlier this summer, NX Ventures principal Nathan George shared with YIMBY that the team’s “goal is to get to 2,000 to get in our pipeline for the next four to five years.”
An estimated timeline for construction and completion has not yet been established.
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No parking at all? Really?
There is parking for 38 bicycles