651 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

Units 94
Area 34,600sq. ft.
Density 119 units/acre
Commercial Uses Cafe, Offices
Completion Date by AvalonBay in 2014; Sold in 2011
Low Income Units 14
Architect Baum Thornley Architects
General Contractor Johnstone Moyer, Inc.


Project Description

The Addison is a 94 unit apartment project in West Berkeley proposed and entitled by Hudson McDonald. It is two blocks from the upscale Fourth Street shopping district. The project provides modern, executive housing in the heart of the city’s high-tech, bio-tech and creative jobs center.

The Addison is located three blocks from the trans-bay bus stop, one block from Berkeley’s Amtrak station, and right on the Bay Trail bicycle path. Aquatic Park, which features playing fields, picnic areas, rowing and canoeing, and other recreation activities, is one block west. The Berkeley Marina and the new East Shore State Park are a short bike ride away.

The project features a ground floor cafe / restaurant, a community roof garden and barbecue area featuring panoramic views of San Francisco, and a tranquil courtyard garden and community center. The project was approved in spring 2009 and sold in 2011 to AvalonBay Communities. The project opened in the Fall of 2014.