Berkeley Way

This new development in downtown Berkeley is in a transit rich neighborhood and will provide affordable permanent, supportive, and transitional housing as well as supportive services to formerly homeless individuals, veterans, and low-income families as well as a public parking garage.

The owner-developers describe the project best as “an awesome Continuum of Housing integrated into the fabric of downtown community. It will be a place to begin progress OUT of poverty and homelessness, projecting warmth, welcome, respect, dignity.”

Owner

BRIDGE Housing Corporation / Berkeley Food and Housing Project

Location

Berkeley, CA

Size

141,150 sq. ft.

Stats

Targeting GreenPoints Gold

Image Credit

LMSA for renderings / Jacek Gaccynski

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This new development in downtown Berkeley is in a transit rich neighborhood and will provide affordable permanent, supportive, and transitional housing as well as supportive services to formerly homeless individuals, veterans, and low-income families as well as a public parking garage.

This project, while meeting affordability and transit rich goals, also addresses several different constituent groups at once. It will provide housing for low income families, transitional housing for veterans, and for unhoused people there will be shelter beds, daily meals, services and programs. All of this will be provided over a new city owned and operated parking garage that will serve the local retail stores, offices, and academic community.

There are three distinctive parts to this property: one side will include a mix of studios, one- and two- bedroom apartments as well as shared community and laundry rooms. The other side will include a homeless shelter, transitional housing, and 30 studios for permanently supportive housing, supportive services, administrative offices, reception area, conference rooms, multipurpose space, and a commercial kitchen. Underground there will be a City owned and operated public parking garage. The building is targeting GreenPoints Gold rating.

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Jeff Marsch