David Baker Architects

Parker Place


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Shattuck Avenue. Image: John Swain

Corner of Shattuck and Parker. Image: John Swain

Micro cottages on Parker Street. Image: John Swain

Vignette: 2600 Shattuck retail courtyard that aligns with slot through building massing.

Vignette: The bus stop on Shattuck with the retail frontage.

This transit-oriented, two-phase green housing development brings active retail, market-rate homes, and affordable accessible dwellings to a less-than-lively central Berkeley block. Slated for LEED Silver certification, Parker Place will create a sustainable new pedestrian-oriented plaza between the core of downtown and the Ashby BART station and feature neighborhood-friendly upgrades such as traffic-calming landscaping, a revamped bus stop, bicycle parking, and café-ready retail spaces. It includes the adaptive reuse of an existing 1923 structure presently functioning as a car dealership.

Looking north from Shattuck Avenue.

Rear of 2600 Shattuck, from Parker Street.

2600 Shattuck north corner.

Vignette: Parker Mews behind 2598 Shattuck building.

2598 Parker macro-cottages, from the southwest.

Looking north from Shattuck Avenue.

Looking north from Shattuck Avenue.

Looking south from Shattuck Avenue.

2600 Shattuck north corner.

Rear of 2600 Shattuck, from Parker Street.

2598 Shattuck at Parker.

Corner of 2598 Shattuck, at Parker.

Retail arcade at 2598 Shattuck.

2598 Parker macro-cottages, from the southwest.

Vignette: 2600 Shattuck retail courtyard that aligns with slot through building massing.

Vignette: The bus stop on Shattuck with the retail frontage.

Vignette: Parker Mews behind 2598 Shattuck building.

Shattuck Avenue. Image: John Swain

Shattuck Avenue looking south. Image: John Swain

Corner of Shattuck and Parker. Image: John Swain

Micro cottages on Parker Street. Image: John Swain

Garden mews. Image: John Swain

Site plan by David Fletcher Studios.

Shadow study: SUMMER

Shadow study: FALL

Shadow study: WINTER

awards

Award for Design Excellence
Berkeley Design Associates

endorsed by:

Greenbelt Alliance

project details

Category

All Projects, Apartments, Market-Rate, Mixed-Use

​Location

Berkeley, California

Architect of Record

LPAS Architecture + Design

Owner

Lennar Multifamily

Design Architect

David Baker Architects

Landscape Architect

Fletcher Studio

Structural Engineer

Yu Strandberg Engineering

Urban Planning Consultant

Citycentric

Urban Planning Consultant

Rhoades Planning Group

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project data
Parker Place 20801
2598-2600 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, California
Completed 2017
number of units
Studio  23
Junior 1 bedroom  16
1 bedroom  85
2 bedroom  16
Micro-cottages  11
Macro-cottages  4
total 155
density ratios
project sf  156,102
site sf  16,161
acres  0.98
total bedrooms 179
bedrooms/acre  182
units/acre  159
parking
total 170
spaces/unit 1.34
type garage