UC Berkeley has published the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Innovation Zone, a two-structure laboratory along the western edge of the university’s campus. New details shared in the document reveal that the proposed North Building is the latest to become the tallest building in Berkeley, and construction could start as early as this summer. Details about the tower design and financing have not been published.
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New plans have been revealed for a $2 billion research center run by UC Berkeley at the NASA Ames Center in Mountain View, Santa Clara County. The Berkeley Space Center, as it will be called, will reshape 36 acres on the sprawling Ames Research Center, providing a hub for future companies to collaborate with the school and NASA scientists & engineers to improve technology for aviation, space exploration, and how people live and work in space.
The UC Board of Regents has dedicated $7 million to kick-start the pre-development of a new student housing complex at 2200 Bancroft Way in Southside, Berkeley. The project will replace a two-story structure and surface parking with a 1,400-bed dormitory to satisfy the city’s insatiable demand for housing UC Berkeley students.
Construction is moving forward on Gateway, the future home for UC Berkeley’s first new college in over half a century. The College of Computing, Data Science, and Society, or CDSS, will occupy the new structure on the northwest edge of the parcel. Weiss/Manfredi is responsible for the design.
Plans for the tallest development in the Bay Area outside of San Francisco have passed a new milestone. Demolition permits are filed for the four-story structure at 415 20th Street in Downtown Oakland. The property is where Hines has proposed a 39-story office skyscraper, with design by architecture firm Pickard Chilton.