Berkeley: 1951 Shattuck - Renderings for North Berkeley 12 Story Mixed-User

Rendering: The Bay Architects.
Yet another project is making its way through Berkeley's design review process. Though not quite as tall as some of the proposals farther down south on Shattuck, 1951 Shattuck (at Berkeley Way) is definitely one of the larger buildings proposed in Berkeley at the moment. To be built on a site that is currently home to a one-story commercial building, the 12-story structure would include 92 apartments as well as ground level retail spaces and second floor offices. Though designs have not been finalized, the most current design (shown above) is quite an improvement over what was initially proposed back in 2014. What I like about this project is that it has the potential to create a stronger link between two of Berkeley's busiest areas, Downtown Berkeley and the Gourmet Ghetto. We just need a few more developments like this (especially the large surface lot just north of this proposal) to create a seamless experience along Shattuck and make the walk north from Berkeley a more pleasant experience.

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