Demolition permits have been filed for the two-story apartment building at 2435 Haste Street in Southside, Berkeley. Once removed, there are plans to build an eight-story infill with three dozen homes. Kenneth Ent is listed as the property owner.
Ent is linked to the relatively new Sequoia Apartments, a student housing development next to 2435 Haste Street. Demolition will be required for an existing eight-unit rent-controlled apartment. After removal, the units will be replaced with three affordable to extremely low-income households, two for very-low-income homes, one for a low-income home, and one for a moderate-income home.
The 90-foot tall structure will yield 32,340 square feet, with 24,320 square feet for housing and 940 square feet of usable open space. Once complete, the building will have 37 units on the narrow 0.13-acre parcel. Unit sizes will vary, with 29 two-bedrooms and eight three-bedrooms. Parking will be included for 31 bicycles and no cars. Hohbach-Lewin is the civil engineer.
Studio KDA is the project architect. Illustrations show the exterior will be clad with cement plaster and painted sheet metal. The building reflects the city colors of charcoal grey and copper.
The property is between Telegraph Avenue and Dana Street, close to People’s Park and three blocks from the UC Berkeley campus. The estimated timeline for construction has yet to be established.