Demolition permits have been filed for two structures for the 2127 Dwight Way development in Downtown Berkeley, Alameda County. The plans would remove eight existing apartments, creating 58 new units in the city. Riaz Capital is the project applicant.
Levy Design Partners is the project architect. Plans show a permeable ground-level pedestrian network, allowing residents to move between the lobby, patios, and outdoor seating. The T-shaped building will rise around the two four-unit apartment buildings that will remain through construction.
The 71-foot tall structure will yield around 72,250 square feet, with 69,200 square feet for housing and 675 square feet for bicycle parking. Unit sizes will vary, with eight one-bedrooms from the existing units, three two-bedrooms, five four-bedrooms, 30 five-bedrooms, and 20 six-bedrooms. Parking will be included for 102 bicycles.
Eight homes will be designated as affordable housing, with four units for households earning between 30-50% of the Area Median Income, 1 unit for 50-80% AMI, and three 100% AMI units. Riaz will be able to use the State Density Bonus program and Senate Bill 330, thanks to including below-market-rate housing.
The 0.56-acre parcel is between Shattuck Avenue and Fulton Street. The Downtown Berkeley BART Station is 10 minutes away on foot.
The estimated timeline for construction has yet to be established.