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.
New details have been released for one of the largest projects in the region, a several-thousand-unit mixed-housing expansion across the former Concord Naval Weapons Station in Concord, the largest city in Contra Costa County. Details must be released, but the project is expected to create over ten thousand dwelling units over the 2,350-acre property.
The San Francisco Symphony has started the entitlement process for renovations of the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall at 201 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco’s Civic Center. While plans are preliminary, the Symphony has hired local Mark Cavagnero Associates and the world-renowned Gehry Partners to produce a dramatic reimagination inside and out. Construction is expected to cost at least $100 million.
New building permits have been filed for an affordable senior housing community at 967 Mission Street in SoMa, San Francisco. The nine-story complex will replace the Kapwa Gardens between 5th and 6th Street with nearly a hundred homes. The project is being sponsored by the John Stewart Company and the Bayview Seniors Services organization.
Permits have been filed proposing a new residential project at 3625 Fong Ranch Road in South Natomas, Sacramento. The project proposal includes the construction of five new four-story buildings offering 500+ apartments units, both market and affordable units, parking, and onsite residential amenities. Anton Development is the project developer. Withee Malcolm Architects is responsible for the designs.