Emeryville’s former Sherwin-Williams paint factory could begin its transformation into 500 new apartments early next year.
After a five-year development process, the city approved Lennar Multifamily Communities project in February.
Lennar is expected to file for building permits early next year, said Charles Bryant, Emeryville’s planning and building director. The first homes could be completed by the end of 2021. Lennar didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Despite its tiny 1.28-square-mile size, Emeryville is seeing a number of large multifamily projects as industrial sites give way to mixed-use development. Sherwin-Williams would be the largest.