After years of lawsuits, a failed bid for historic preservation, and stalled efforts, San Francisco’s ‘historic’ laundromat has been demolished. The former single-story building at 2918 Mission Street in the Mission District is now poised to be replaced by new housing. The city has already approved permits for an eight-story mixed-use infill.
It’s an unfortunate feat few construction projects achieve. The seven-story residential infill at 2067 University Avenue has topped out for the second time in two years in Downtown Berkeley. The first tower, nearly finished, was destroyed by a six-alarm fire in November of 2020. The site is once again poised to add 50 units to the city’s housing market.
Construction has topped out for The Artisan, a seven-story residential infill by transit in Downtown Berkeley. The project will create 66 new apartments and ground-level retail at 2072 Addison Street, within walking distance of BART. Kirk Peterson & Associates, an Oakland-based firm, is responsible for the revivalist design.
Excavation work is nearly finished for the Helen Diller Anchor House, a new UC Berkeley student dorm. The $300 million project will create 772 apartment-style bedrooms and additional facilities for the university and community at 1921 Walnut Street in Downtown Berkeley. Morris Adjmi Architects is responsible for the design.
Construction has wrapped up on Prism, a 13-story apartment building at 1028 Market Street in Mid-Market, San Francisco. The project has added 185 new homes to the city’s market, with interiors by IwamotoScott Architecture. The Olympic Residential Group and Tidewater Capital are responsible for the development.