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Posted inCommunity

Berkeley time capsule contents unveiled: historic bible, anti-liquor pamphlets, more

A time capsule discovered last week during the demolition of a Berkeley community church included a carefully wrapped 1875 family bible from one of the church’s founding members, newspaper articles about the church groundbreaking in 1948, and several other related records, such as a church history and roster, published sermons related to the founding pastor, […]

Posted inHousing & Development

‘The Durant’ apartments win approval from City Council

Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council upheld a March decision by the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board to allow developers to move ahead with plans to build a 78-unit rental apartment complex in downtown Berkeley. The building, called “The Durant,” is set to have frontage on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way; it’s set mid-block between […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Decision on project at Durant, Channing delayed

Berkeley commissioners have postponed their vote on a project planned for Durant Avenue and Channing Way after the developer said he would reduce its scale following a recent decision by council to lower fees related to affordable housing requirements. Developer William F. Schrader Jr. — of Alamo-based The Austin Group — presented the project to the […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

1,000 new apartments planned for downtown Berkeley

The view from the L-shaped deck off the penthouse apartment at 2055 Center St. is spectacular. One side looks west toward San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. Another side offers a sweeping vista of Berkeley’s downtown and hills. For $6,300 a month, the amenities ought to be top-of-the-line, and at the recently opened Berkeley […]