Berkeley: 1950 Addison - New Renderings for Proposed Downtown Berkeley Housing Development

Rendering: BayRock/TCA Architects
Way back in March we posted about a proposed downtown Berkeley development that would rise on Addison Street near MLK Jr. Boulevard. Back then, renderings from developer BayRock suggested that the the new building would incorporate the facade of the older building that currently occupies part of this lot.

Fast forward 9 months and it turns out that the building does not meet state or city criteria for a designation as a historic structure. As this non-historic building can now be demolished, the design of the new development, with the help of TCA Architects, has taken a distinctly modern turn. The glassy new building is also now a floor taller with a total of 7 stories.

The project will add 111 housing units to the area, 6 of which will be affordable. Somewhat surprisingly, the building will not have any ground floor commercial space (besides the leasing office) but instead will be an entirely residential structure.

And the usual disclaimer: With the project still going through the design review and approval process, what's currently shown in the renderings is likely to be tweaked. This is a great looking new development and will be a nice addition to downtown Berkeley.

Rendering: BayRock/TCA Architects
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