1500 San Pablo

1500 San Pablo

“We view 1500 San Pablo as an exciting opportunity to create and own apartment housing in Berkeley for the long term.” 

Meg Spriggs, managing director of multifamily investments at Shorenstein Properties


Berkeley’s Urban Diversity: Mixed-use spaces and residential options

The 1500 San Pablo project consists of a row of townhomes and a separate five-story mixed-use portion with 170 residential units ranging from studios, one, and two-bedroom units. The mixed-use building has a shared Level 2 courtyard, rooftop deck, and bike parking. The elevated concrete decks are post-tensioned concrete to minimize the slab thickness, required reinforcing, and overall cost for the structure. A two-story parking structure is constructed under the podium. The three-story townhomes have daylit basement levels.

DCI’s structural framing system for the mixed-use portion consists of a Type IA concrete podium supporting four stories of Type VA wood framing. Concrete shear walls are located below the podium to provide seismic and wind lateral resistance. These walls are situated to avoid any impacts to the architectural or functional layout of the building.

Project Highlights

  • 11,000-sf of retail space.
  • Individual unit decks.
  • Up to 154 parking stalls on one ground floor level and one below-grade level.
  • Shared Level 2 courtyard and 1,000-sf green roof for the mixed-use portion.
  • Owners pursuing LEED Silver certification for the building complex.
Berkeley, California
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