Berkeley: 1500 San Pablo - Northwest Berkeley Mixed-User Proposed Near Gilman Street [Updated]

Rendering: Shorenstein/PYATOK
A rare Northwest Berkeley mixed-use building is proposed just a few blocks from the city's northern border with Albany on the corner of San Pablo Avenue and Jones Street. The proposed development would demolish a former car dealership and would take up the majority of this block. 

As currently proposed, the mixed-use building would include 170 housing units as well as about 10,000 square feet of retail space. The San Pablo side of the building would be 5 stories tall with ground floor retail. The other side of the building that faces 10th Street would consist of 3-story townhomes, helping to integrate this large project into the surrounding low-rise neighborhood.

Shorenstein is the developer of this project with architectural work being handled by PYATOK. As this project is still in the design review phase, we're likely to see some tweaks to the design before it's approved. 

Though this area of Berkeley has seen some investments in commercial projects in recent years, most notably the newish Whole Foods Market on Gilman Street, there hasn't been a significant amount of housing development in the area. Perhaps with this project moving forward, more of those small, low-rise buildings along San Pablo will be redeveloped in the future.

[12/14: Thanks to a tip from SF Business Times' Roland Li, this post has been updated to reflect that the developer is Shorenstein. 4Terra is handling entitlements.]
Rendering: 4Terra Investments/PYATOK
Rendering: Shorenstein/PYATOK
Rendering: Shorenstein/PYATOK
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