All this 500,000-square-foot Berkeley biotech project needs is a developer

An eight-acre Berkeley site near Aquatic Park has hit the market, promoted as a potential 475,000-square-foot office project or life science campus.

Commercial brokerage firm JLL (NYSE: JLL) is marketing the site at the foot of Addison Street, east of Interstate 80, to potential developers that could take advantage of a biotech building boom in which hundreds of thousands of square feet are being taken quickly, often months before structures are completed.

While the East Bay’s premier life sciences…