New renderings have been published alongside the pre-application for 2441 Le Conte Avenue in Northside, Berkeley. The plan will create 65 units of group living alongside renovating the existing two-story structure. Studio KDA is responsible for the design.
The 56-foot tall structure will yield around 24,270 square feet, with 23,670 square feet for housing. Of the 65 group living spaces, seven will be affordable to very low-income units. Each residence will have private en-suite bathrooms, common kitchen space, and access to the shared amenities.
Studio KDA is the project architect. The new structure will complement the brick single-story addition. Facade materials will include cement siding, accent painting, and channel glass features. Balconies will face the central courtyard, providing residents with an open-air hallway from the stairwells to the apartment door.
Blocs Design Group is responsible for the landscape architecture. The property will feature a central courtyard with furniture, decorative pots, and shrubs. Additional open balconies will be included on the second, third, and fifth floors.
The 0.3-acre parcel is bound by Scenic Avenue, Euclid Avenue, and Virginia Street. The UC Berkeley Campus is just two blocks away. The property is owned by UCB LeConte LLC, a Danville-based company linked with several individuals. The owner is also connected to the four-story residential infill at 2727 San Pablo Avenue. The estimated cost and timeline for construction have yet to be established.