Preliminary Application for 2530 Bancroft Way in Southside, Berkeley

2530 Bancroft Way outlined approximately by YIMBY, image via Google Satellite2530 Bancroft Way outlined approximately by YIMBY, image via Google Satellite

Preliminary plans have been filed for a new 12-story residential infill at 2530 Bancroft Way in Southside, Berkeley. The project will create over a hundred homes and retail directly across from the UC Berkeley campus. The Miottel Corporation, a trust connected to Berkeley-based W. John Miottel, is listed as the current property owner.

The preliminary application describes the proposed infill building as a “12-story mixed-use housing development with 110 dwelling units over ground-level commercial…” The developer aims to use to State Density Bonus program to increase residential density above base zoning. A certain percentage of the 110 units will be affordable housing.

2530 Bancroft Way, image via Google Street View

2530 Bancroft Way, image via Google Street View

Trachtenberg Architects is listed as responsible for the design, though any renderings or elevations have yet to be published. The Berkeley firm is involved with several high-profile proposals in the city’s pipeline. This includes their partnership with NX Ventures to design nine buildings in Berkeley with 1,868 apartments, including the 599-unit proposal for 1998 Shattuck Avenue that would rise 28 floors to be the city’s tallest structure. Trachtenberg has also drafted plans for the third-tallest project in the city’s pipeline at 2190 Shattuck Avenue for Landmark Properties.

The Bancroft Clothing Company currently occupies the site. Residents will be across from the UC Campus between Telegraph Avenue and Bowditch Street. The property is located next to the recently completed 318-unit infill by Landmark Properties named The Standard at Berkeley. At the northeast corner of the lot is 2590 Bancroft Way, an eight-story infill designed by Trachtenberg for Core Spaces that aims to open 87 units next year.

The estimated cost and timeline for construction has yet to be established.

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1 Comment on "Preliminary Application for 2530 Bancroft Way in Southside, Berkeley"

  1. Hooray, another Trachtenberg building! I love how Berkeley is leaning so hard into supporting a local firm.

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