What’s happening now is important because it will define the parameters for large new apartment buildings that are slated to replace what are now parking lots at the North Berkeley and Ashby BART stations.
Twenty-five percent of West Berkeley encampment residents are in hotels, 17% were housed and 25% are still on the streets.
If past attempts to raise tall apartment buildings in downtown Berkeley are any indication, the plans could prove contentious.
The bill returns to the Senate for amendments before heading to Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk.
But construction won’t start until the 50 or so people living at People’s Park have been housed or offered services, chancellor says.
An Alameda County judge ruled that campus must study the impacts of its growth before it expands any further.
The house was built in 1896, according to city historical records, and has been home to four generations of Nielsens.
The project would rise on the downtown Berkeley block where another developer planned an 18-story building.
The AC Boost program is offering down-payment loans of up to $210,000 per household.
Homeless residents say the sweep was destabilizing in a time when many of them were looking for housing.
BART is seeking input on its plan to help Berkeley residents get to the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations once housing is built on the parking lots.
The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting home tours, housing forums and a bike tour aimed at exploring all forms of shelter.