Berkeley: 2129 Shattuck/Downtown Berkeley Mixed-Use Hotel Tower Renderings Revealed

Rendering: JRDV Urban International 
Despite the impressive amount of construction that we are seeing in the East Bay, developers still seem to be shying away from high-rise developments and are sticking to mid and low-rise buildings. One exception is Downtown Berkeley where several high rise proposals are being floated around. The latest one to reveal new renderings is 2129 Shattuck, the 18-story high rise that is going to replace the Bank of America at the corner of Shattuck Ave and Center St. This development will include hotel rooms, condos, a new Bank of America branch (on the ground floor of the tower) and additional retail/restaurant space. Designed by JRDV Urban International, the tower will blend in nicely with the existing tallish buildings in Downtown Berkeley and will provide a much more pedestrian-friendly street wall along both Shattuck and Center. I can't say I will miss the current post-War nondescript BofA building with its adjacent surface lot. The tower will be adjacent to the currently under construction BAM/PFA museum. Another tower is planned a block away on Allston Way just west of Shattuck. As this building still has to be approved by the city's Design Review Committee, designs are subject to changes but, for now, check out the renderings below.

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International

Rendering: JRDV Urban International
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