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Downtown Berkeley’s New Tall Buildings (2 LU) | ULI

Development in Berkeley’s core district was set in a new direction with the Downtown Area Plan of 2012 and recent California laws. Today, more than a dozen tall residential buildings are under construction downtown, with 5,000 housing units in the pipeline.
Few California city districts are growing as tall and as fast as downtown Berkeley. Decades of deficient supply of student housing set the stage for this rapid change in direction. What happened, and what are the challenges to come? Can Berkeley’s experience provide lessons for other California cities?
During this event, we will learn about the accomplishments of forward planning and the tactics of current planning for individual buildings. We will also learn about construction costs, pandemic disruptions, and utility connections and how the capital markets see the development pipeline.
Join us for a guided walking tour of the tall new buildings in Downtown Berkeley, concluding with remarks by a panel of architects, planners, owners, and construction managers who are delivering Berkeley’s next-generation core district. Drinks and networking to follow at a nearby establishment (location TBD).


John Caner, CEO, Downtown Berkeley Association (Moderator)
Katarina Bogdan, Senior Development Manager, Grosvenor
Neil Gentile, Partner, East Beach Capital
Isaiah Stackhouse, Principal, Tractenberg Architects
Matthew Taecker, Senior Urban Designer, Wallace Roberts & Todd


4:00-4:30 PM: Registration
4:30-5:15 PM: Sidewalk walking tour of selected buildings in Berkeley
5:15 PM: Tour groups arrive at Brower Center
5:30-6:30 PM: Panel discussion
Thank you to Steve Lawton, Bruce Jett, and Justin Shupp of ULI SF’s East Bay Programs committee for organizing this event!
The health and safety of our members, staff, and event attendees remains a priority of ULI SF. We ask that you please take precautions and/or refrain from attending our events if you believe you have been exposed to COVID-19, are experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or are feeling ill prior to the event. You are welcome to mask at your discretion. ULI SF may require that attendees comply with additional COVID-19 procedures of the event venue and local health authorities and may update its policies from time-to-time if circumstances require.

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Apr 06 2023


4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 06 2023
  • Time: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm


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