Construction is wrapping up for Berkeley’s largest 100% affordable housing project at 2012 Berkeley Way. The project, dubbed Berkeley Way, will add a mix of affordable housing, permanent supportive housing, and a new 44-bed shelter. BRIDGE Housing and the Berkeley Food & Housing Project are jointly responsible for the development.
Significant progress has been made on Modera Acheson Commons since YIMBY visited in March of last year. Facade installation on all four structures has finished, with the MacFarlane Building now open with its first retail tenant, Citibank. Also, leasing has started for some of the housing at the central location in Berkeley. Florida-based Mill Creek is responsible for the development.
Preliminary permits have been filed for a nine-story residential infill at 2847 Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley. The proposal would create 112 new homes with some affordable units nearby mass transit and directly across from the city’s famed grocery destination, Berkeley Bowl. Trachtenberg Architects is listed as responsible for the design.
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.
New plans have been revealed with a pre-application for 1652 University Avenue in Central Berkeley. The project will replace a two-story commercial structure with a five-story mixed-use infill with housing and retail. Studio KDA, a Berkeley-based firm, is responsible for the design.