New details have been published for the six-story mixed-use infill at 2201 San Pablo Avenue in Southwest Berkeley, Alameda County. The project will create 65 apartments, using the state density bonus program to increase residential capacity and designate six as affordable housing units. Principal architect of IFR, Ian F. Ream, is listed as the project applicant.
The 71-foot tall structure will yield around 48,300 square feet, with 45,990 square feet for housing and 2,300 square feet for a childcare facility. The floor area is not specified for the 35-car garage. Additional space will be included for 60 bicycles. Six of the 65 apartments will be designated as affordable to very low-income households.
IFR Architecture is responsible for the design. Facade materials will include corrugated metal siding, panels, a public art mural, and curtain-wall glass walls along ground level. The facade will feature a sawtooth bay window form facing Allston Way. Crowning the apartment complex will be a setback rooftop deck lined with planters and furnished with outdoor seating.
The property is near San Pablo Avenue and Allston Way, nearby AC Transit bus stops. Residents will be 15 minutes from Berkeley’s Amtrak Station, where the Capitol Corridor trains to move between the Bay Area and Sacramento. Downtown Berkeley is less than ten minutes away by bicycle. The North Berkeley BART Station is less than 20 minutes away on foot or six minutes by bike.
Engers Maryann & Scott J Trust, connected to a Santa Clara-based address, is listed as the property owner. The estimated timeline and cost for construction have yet to be established.