Plans have been approved for an eight-story apartment complex at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 1598 University Avenue site in Berkeley. This development will create 207 new units, 21 of which will be affordable, along with nearly 6,000 square feet of commercial retail space. 1598 University aims to be transit-oriented, as it is within walking distance of both the North Berkeley and Downtown Berkeley BART stations.
More details have come out regarding the $7 million dedicated by the University of California Board of Regents to the student housing development at 2200 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The $7 million will be used for architecture design fees, campus administration, pre-design studies and environmental planning items, and surveys, tests, and plans. Construction will require additional financing. Moreover, we have learned that the building will be between 10 and 15 stories in height, and it will include amenities such as a dining facility, fitness space, study rooms, and lounges.
The University of California Board of Regents approved over $7 million in funding for the predevelopment phase of the proposed student housing building at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 2200 Bancroft Way in Berkeley. This development aims to create 1,400 new beds for students, with most rooms in the complex being shared by three students. Moreover, this complex is part of UC Berkeley’s long-term strategy to address its student housing shortage, which is one of the worst in the country.
From The Business Journals: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2023/09/22/uc-berkeley-2200-bancroft-student-housing.html
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the opening of a supportive housing complex at 2118 Sacramento Street in Vallejo, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. This complex, which includes the construction of modular homes, will create 75 units of 100% permanent supportive housing for individuals and households that are either at-risk or currently experiencing homelessness. On-site amenities include a computer learning center, a community room with a kitchen, on-site laundry facilities, and a landscaped outdoor courtyard with a play area.
Plans were approved for a six-story, 242-unit apartment complex at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 11 El Camino Real in San Carlos, replacing a surface parking lot and CVS Pharmacy that are currently on-site. The development will allocate over 12,000 square feet to amenities, which include pool decks, seating, an amenity room, and on-site parking for cars and bicycles.
Renderings have been released for the future clubhouse of the non-profit United Playaz, with this structure being located at Rockridge Geotechnical’s 1044 Howard Street site in San Francisco. An existing two-story building on-site will be renovated to create the clubhouse, which will include a community center with amenities such as a rooftop basketball court. The United Playaz non-profit aims to assist in youth development and violence prevention, and the new clubhouse will also include a community hall, meeting rooms, and offices, helping the non-profit expand its family literacy and adult reentry programs. Around $2 million in state funds was used to help this development come to fruition.
A meeting is being held by the Berkeley Design Review Committee regarding the eight-story residential development called “The Edge” at 2480 Bancroft Way in Berkeley, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The complex will create 28 large apartments adjacent to the UC Berkeley campus, and the goal of this project is to help address UC Berkeley’s housing shortage. The development will also include over 2,000 square feet of ground level retail space, with amenities such as on-site parking for bicycles and a landscaped rooftop deck.
Renderings have been released for the two-story Carpenter’s Union Hall development at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 3433 3rd Street in San Francisco. The structure, which will function as office and assembly space for the Carpenter Local Union 22 members, will include a 300-person assembly and meeting hall, along with nearly 9,000 square feet of office space. Amenities include over 4,000 square feet of landscaped space and over 9,000 square feet of space for on-site parking.
Construction has topped out for the nine-story residential project at Rockridge Geotechnical’s site at 180 Jones Street in San Francisco. The complex, which is 100% affordable, will create 70 units of housing; 35 units will be for adults experiencing homelessness, 34 will be for low-income households, and one unit will be for the building manager. The complex’s amenities include a common area, courtyard, social worker’s office, supervisor’s office, and additional offices for residents.
Check out this video from Abode Communities showcasing the groundbreaking of 231 Grant Avenue in Palo Alto, one of Rockridge Geotechnical’s sites. The complex, which was developed in tandem with Mercy Housing California, will create educator workforce housing by providing 110 rental units for teachers, school employees, and their families.
From Adobe Communities: https://abodecommunities.org/workforce-educator-housing-breaks-ground-at-231-grant/