Preliminary plans have been filed for a nine-story mixed-use complex at 2700 Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley, Alameda County. The project will create nearly three hundred homes close to Berekely Bowl and a few blocks from the Ashby BART Station. Hudson McDonald is responsible for the application.
Hudson McDonald has filed to create around 293 dwelling units above a ground-level lobby and vehicular parking. Retail will be included along the streetscape. Trachtenberg Architects is responsible for the application. Planning documents have been made public yet, and the firm has yet to reply to a request for comment.
The pre-application is filed to ensure the developer can use Senate Bill 330 for a clear path to approval while using the State Density Bonus program. The state law, known as the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, “prohibits a local agency from disapproving, or conditioning approval in a manner that renders infeasible, a housing development project” if it includes a certain quantity of affordable housing and conforms to city code. The density bonus will allow the project to increase residential capacity up to 50% above the base zoning.
Demolition will be required for the two existing car dealership buildings and associated surface parking. The city assessor map shows that 2700 Shattuck Avenue occupies much of the site, with a small carve-out for 2026 Derby Street.