Originally pitched as a potential five-story project, as we first reported at the time, Landmark Properties is pushing forward with plans for an eight-story building to rise up to 86 feet in height upon on the site of the 30,000-square-foot Bancroft Center retail complex at 2580 Bancroft Way, across the street from UC Berkeley.
Keep in mind that the 2580 Bancroft Way site is currently only zoned for development up to 65 feet in height.
But as newly designed by Johnson Lyman Architects, the development as proposed, which has been dubbed “The Standard,” would yield 122 apartments over a basement garage for 39 cars and 11,000 square feet of new ground floor restaurant/retail space while retaining and remodeling the front half of the landmark Fred Turner Building on the northwestern corner of the site.
The draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the development is expected to be ready next spring. And if all goes according to plan, The Standard could be approved next summer. We’ll keep you posted and plugged-in.