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Rendering Reveal: Berkeley's New "Highrise"

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Some new details have emerged on the Arpeggio, the new Berkeley mixed-use development and possible harbinger of a new vertical growth trend in the city — or at least as vertical as things are likely to get in Berkeley. The nine-story building, located at 2055 Center Street, will include 143 condos, 5,000 square feet of retail space, and 10,000 square feet of rehearsal space for the Berkeley Repertory Theater. It's this theater space, as well as the included affordable units, that helped persuade the city to permit developers to build the Arpeggio higher than the current five-story restriction allows. Some Berkeley officials—and surely many Bay Area developers—think the city will be easing height limits and building restrictions in the near future. Berkeley, we didn't know you had it in you.
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[image via SNK Realty Group]