A preliminary application has been filed seeking the approval of a mixed-use project at 2614 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. The project proposal includes the development of a four-story mixed-use building offering residential and retail spaces. Plans call for the demolition of a commercial building on the site.
Gunkel Architecture is responsible for the designs.
The property site is a parcel spanning an area of 0.12 acres. The building on the site is a two-story student housing building built in 1918. The housing facility features seven private rooms, a kitchen, common areas, two restrooms with showers. The building will be demolished for the new mixed-use to be constructed.
An SB 330 application has been submitted and is pending review. The exact wording for SB330 states that it “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.”
The estimated construction timeline has not been announced yet. The project site is located near various shops, restaurants, and public transportation routes. Downtown Berkeley Station is a mile away.