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Hudson McDonald Properties, Inc.

1600 Shattuck Ave Ste. 218

Berkeley Ca. 94709

CA BRE No.01901436

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The New Californian

1885 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA • Google Maps
Area43,750sq. ft.
Density148 units/acre
Commercial UsesTrader Joe's, Cafe
Completion DateJune 2010
Low Income Units22
ArchitectKirk Peterson Associates
General ContractorOliver & Co.
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Project Description

This 148 unit mixed-use apartment community brings housing, a Trader Joe’s grocery store, and hopefully a neighborhood serving cafe to the main gateway to Berkeley’s downtown. 22 of the project’s apartments are reserved for lower-income families and the Trader Joe’s has added more than 40 quality jobs to the community.

The project incorporates many features that help Berkeley meet its ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals. The Trader Joe’s is within walking distance of more than 13,000 residents. The project is located along major transit lines, near bicycle routes, a short walk from BART and in close proximity to three of Berkeley’s largest employers. Solar thermal water heating, energy efficient design and construction methods, and excellent transit access contribute to the project’s sustainability.

Hudson McDonald acquired the property in 2002 and completed a complex approvals process in July 2007. Construction was completed in June 2010. Despite a deep, ongoing recession, the project was immediately successful.