Developed, Branded, Leased-Up and Managed
98-unit · leed platinum mixed-use apartments
Located at the crossroads of Ashby and San Pablo and well served by mass transit, Higby has all of west Berkeley at its doorstep. This LEED Platinum building offers modern convenience with panache: a bocce ball court, rooftop social deck, fitness studio and contemporary finishes all make for a stylish home base. Higby features studio to three bedroom apartments, situated above 6,000 sq. ft. of retail.
As a LEED Platinum building, Higby operated 25% more efficiently that a comparable code compliant building. Locally sourced landscaping––irrigated entirely from reclaimed storm water, energy-star appliances, and secure bike parking all add to the sustainable lifestyle at Higby. The units feature non-toxic finishes and locally sourced 97% post-industrial recycled content flooring. And lest you forget about Higby’s commitment to green living, the lobby hosts an installation of Green Patriot Posters––an open-source graphic design campaign committed to eliciting environmental responsibility.
Higby opened at 20% preleased in October, 2015. The building is comprised of both market rate and restricted units. In response to resident requests, a natural grass dog run was added to the property to enhance the pet ownership experience. Higby is a social property and the staff holds social events every few weeks, with sustainability themed events each quarter.