1331 Eighth Street, Berkeley, CA

Units 15
Area 41,000sq. ft.
Commercial Uses Offices, Warehousing, Art Studios
Completion Date August 2006
Architect Endres Ware
General Contractor West Builders

Project Description

The Codornices Enterprise Center project (CEC) converted a long vacant 25,000 square foot warehouse into 11 smaller units ranging from 1,490 to 3,000 square feet in size. The project also includes four new two-story, 1,330 square foot office units. These small units were created to be affordable to a wide range of local business and craftspeople.

Among the owners at the CEC are a startup software company, an architect, an interior designer, an internationally renowned painter, a videographer and a steel worker. The design of the project has supported a strong sense of community and collaboration among owners.

The Codornices Enterprise Center is located just a 1/2-block from the Gilman Street corridor and is positioned to capitalize on the growth of this corridor into one of Berkeley’s major retail and business districts. The project has spawned a revitalization of the neighborhood as several new office and retail projects are now completed in the immediate vicinity.