An appellate court said Berkeley should automatically approve a project on the Shellmound landmark site, but the city is pushing back.
Housing groups and legislatures want to narrow the racial wealth and homeownership gap, but do not agree on how.
The meeting drew about 100 people who raised concerns about equity and affordability.
It is the single largest investment in affordable housing Berkeley has made, the mayor said Tuesday night.
The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Berkeley’s efforts to help lead the charge to build hundreds of new apartments at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations have landed the city at the top of the transit agency’s list for short-term development plans.
The court ruling, which Berkeley may appeal, is the latest development in a long-running fight about the property.
While the accessory dwelling unit is legal, these South Berkeley tenants are upset they were not informed it was coming.
The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
The Berkeley Rent Stablization Board’s seminars offer help to landlords and tenants with security deposits, registering rental properties, the newly-approved Measure MM and more.
UC Berkeley wants to add 12,000 people to its campus in the next 15 years and build 8 million square feet of housing, research space and parking.
Based on “highly threatening, hateful graffiti,” the targets and the timing, UC police believe the vandalism is associated with the plan to build housing at People’s Park.
The university’s new long-range plan includes building 12,000 housing units for a projected larger population.
With echoes of People’s Park’s legacy of resistance, protesters reacted Friday to UC Berkeley taking the first steps towards developing the land for student housing.
Dorothy Day House will operate the emergency city homeless shelter from July 1 until September 2022.
The BESS ran from November to April this year, and remained open 24 hours a day with reduced capacity.
COVID-19 risks have prompted a year-long delay in the point-in-time homeless count, a “crucial data source.”
A 41-unit “group living” project called Poet’s Place was approved Thursday night by a Berkeley zoning board majority.
It’s been a big week for subsidized housing in Berkeley. And it just got bigger.
A group of local residents celebrated three years ago when plans for a Verizon cell site in their neighborhood were dropped. Now, many of them are back at it.
A six-story, 101-unit project proposed in Berkeley at San Pablo and Hearst avenues won near-unanimous approval Thursday night from the zoning board.
Council unanimously approved a resolution that will work toward banning single-family zoning.
The city has asked the community to help reimagine how Civic Center works with the goal of transforming it from a largely empty space into Berkeley’s “main square.”
It will take a year for changes to come before the Berkeley City Council, but they could include room for three more high-rise residential buildings.
“This is a beginning of a process,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín told a passionate crowd Tuesday.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín said it’s the largest amount he could recall Berkeley ever having gotten from the state for affordable housing over his 16 years serving the city.
The project also includes 89 units of affordable housing, at 50%-60% of the area median income, that will be available to the general public on a lottery basis. It is slated to open in 2022.
The city has decided not to grant developer Hill Street Realty more time to secure financing for the 18-story Berkeley Plaza project on Harold Way.