Significant progress has been made on Modera Berkeley since YIMBY visited in March of last year. Facade installation on all four structures has finished in Downtown Berkeley, with the MacFarlane Building now open with its first retail tenant, Citibank, while leasing has been underway since early 2021. Florida-based Mill Creek is responsible for the 205-unit development.
2131 University Avenue
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.