Acheson Commons

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Berkeley
Document Title
Acheson Commons
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PLU: Retail, Restaurant and Office ZD: General Commercial (C-1) GPD: Downtown (DT)
Document Description
The proposed project would involve the construction of 202 new dwelling units and 3 live/work units and the rehabilitation of ~33,250 sf of commercial space. The project site is currently developed with four one-story commercial buildings, one four-story office building and two two-story residential buildings. Residential uses would be constructed above two of the single story buildings. The two residential buildings would be removed and a mixed-use building would be constructed in their place. The office building would be converted to residential uses (~16,800 sf of office use would be removed from the project site.) Several of the buildings on the project site are City of Berkeley Landmarks and, according to the criteria set forth by the State Office of Historic Preservation (OHP), appear eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact Information

Greg Powell
Agency Name
City of Berkeley
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Shattuck Ave, University Ave, Walnut St., Berkeley Wy
Total Acres
Parcel #
057-2046-004-00,005-00,-006-00,-008-02 to-03; 057-2046-010-00,-011-00
State Highways
SR 13 & 123
Union Pacific/Amtrak
Strawberry Creek, Potter Creek, Derby Creek and multiple others

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Residential (Units 205), Other (Rehabilitation:33,250sf existing commercial use,removal:16,800sf)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Noise, Transportation, GHG Emissions

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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