The Berkeley Design Review Committee is scheduled to review plans for the eight-story residential infill at 2480 Bancroft Way in Southside, Berkeley. The project, named ‘The Edge,’ will create 28 large apartments directly across from the UC Berkeley campus, designed to meet the city’s high demand for student living. Ruegg & Ellsworth is responsible for the project as the building owner.
The 95-foot tall structure will yield around 37,490 square feet, with 29,720 square feet for housing and 2,070 square feet for ground-level retail. Unit sizes will vary with two three-bedrooms, 12 four-bedrooms, 13 five-bedrooms, and one six-bedroom. Parking will be included for 56 bicycles. BKF is consulting on civil engineering.
Studio KDA is the project architect. The project design has remained unchanged since our coverage in mid-June. The exterior will have cement plaster, fiber cement panels, and floor-to-ceiling windows. The building contrasts white and light grey panels with pale blue accent panels around the windows. 122 West Landscape will be responsible for the landscape architecture, which includes the sidewalks, second-floor balcony, and rooftop deck.
Demolition will be required for a single-story commercial structure, clearing up the 0.15-acre parcel between a Walgreens and a four-story mixed-use building.
The Design Review Meeting is scheduled to start this Thursday, September 21st, starting at 6:30 PM. The event will occur in person at the Berkeley Library main branch at 2090 Kittredge Street or online. For more information about how to attend and participate, visit the city website here.