Articles by Andrew Nelson

The MacFarlane Building, within the Modera Berkeley, rendering by Sky Design

Construction Underway for Modera Acheson Commons, Downtown Berkeley

Construction has topped out for the MacFarlane Building at 2111 University Avenue, one of four residential structures rising at the Modera Acheson Commons project in Downtown Berkeley. Each structure makes adaptive reuse of low-rise commercial sites to add 205 new apartments to the Berkeley housing market. Mill Creek Residential is sponsoring as the project applicant after acquiring the site from Equity Residential in 2016.

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600 South 1st Street Garden Gate tower aerial view, rendering by C2K Architecture

Demolition Permits Filed for 600 South 1st Street, Downtown San Jose

Demolition permits have been filed for 618 South 1st Street, one of three properties merged in the 252-foot proposed tower at 600 South 1st Street in Downtown San Jose’s southeast corner. The development was first introduced in 2018 and approved by the city council in November of 2019. Amendment permits filed in June of 2020 seek to expand the number of apartments. KT Urban is the project developer, with  Scape as owner since March of 2020 for $16.5 million.

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2901 Broadway corner view, design by BDE Architecture

Renderings Revealed for 2929 Broadway, Pill Hill, Oakland

New development permits have been filed for a large residential building at 2929 Broadway in Pill Hill, Oakland. The proposal will replace a car dealership with 199 new rental apartments for the Oakland housing market, of which 16 will be low-income housing. The Martin Group is responsible for the project as applicant and property owner.

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