Channing Way Townhouses
The 15-unit Channing Way Mixed-Use project converts an empty lot in a mixed residential/industrial zone in West Berkeley. Because the site spans two different zoning districts two different unit types are required. The western portion of the site is zoned “mixed-use/light industrial” and the project proposes 4 three-story live/work units plus one office unit. The remaining portion of the site is zoned “residential” and we have proposed 10 three-story townhouses. The site plan is organized around an internal landscaped parking court. Every residential unit enjoys a small private garden at the front with a front gate to the street. The five live-work units will provide needed (and very rare) space for artists and craftspersons, organized on three floors including a rooftop terrace for each unit.
The building is skinned with corten steel shingles, integrally colored lime plaster, and painted cement shiplap siding. Large windows and 9-foot ceilings will provide good natural light.