2136-2154 San Pablo Avenue Mixed-Use Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Berkeley
Document Title
2136-2154 San Pablo Avenue Mixed-Use Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
West Berkeley Commercial (C-W) and Avenue Commercial (AC)
Document Description
The project would demolish the existing 9,000-square-foot one-story building on the project site and construct a new six-story mixed-use building. The proposed building has the following characteristics: 1. 6 stories and 69 feet 6 inches in height; 2. 123 dwelling units and three live/work units; 3. 82,083 square feet of gross floor area with Density Bonus; 4. A parking garage with 50 vehicle parking spaces; 5. A secure ground-floor bicycle storage room with long-term parking for 64 bicycles and short-term parking for eight bicycles; and 6. 6,319 square feet of open space. The three live/work units and six lofts would be at the ground floor, with the live/work units fronting San Pablo Avenue and the loft units facing the back of the lot to the west. Each of the live/work units would have a mezzanine for exclusively residential space. In addition to housing the live/work and loft units, the ground floor would include a community room, lounge, mail room, trash room, parking garage, and bicycle storage room, as shown in Figure 3. Floors 2 through 5 would be comprised of 117 dwelling units, consisting of 36 studios, 76 one-bedroom units, and 5 two-bedroom units, as shown in Figure 5. The building’s massing would step down from six stories at the front facing San Pablo Avenue to four stories at the rear towards the west. West-facing rooftop gardens would be accessed via the fourth and sixth floors. The proposed project also features a common open space area at the podium level (level 2) facing west the rear of the property.

Contact Information

Sharon Gong
Agency Name
City of Berkeley
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
San Pablo Avenue and Allston Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
I-80, I-580, SR13, SR123
BART and Union Pacific
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San Francisco Bay, Strawberry Creek
Other Information
Berkeley Highschool, The Berkeley School, Berkeley Independent Study, Berkeley Little School, Berkeley Technology Academy, Black Pine Circle School, The Crowden School, Fusion Academy, Garden Day Montessori School, Longfellow Middle School, Magnolia Children’s School, Malcolm X Middle School, Marin Elementary School, Ocean View Elementary, Oxford Elementary School, Rosa Parks Elementary, Ruth Acty Elementary School, Shu Ren Elementary School, Walden Center and School, Washington Elementary School.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (plus three live/work units / acreage listed is for whole site )(Units 123, Acres 0.53), Commercial (est. number of employees 3, acreage listed is for whole site )(Sq. Ft. 1245, Acres 0.53, Employees 3)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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