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CITY COUNCIL: Pledges to upzone wealthy neighborhoods | PEOPLE'S PARK: Court ruling nears | COVID: What to know | WE'RE HIRING: Public safety reporter

Posted inCity, Crime & Safety, Housing & Development

The lowdown: Berkeley council on affordable housing, PRC protest report, homeless services, protest march

Tuesday’s council meeting will take place at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso Tuesday’s council meeting will take place at Longfellow Middle School. Photo: Emilie Raguso At its Dec. 1 meeting, the Berkeley City Council is set to kick off with a special 5:30 p.m. session on affordable housing, followed by the regular meeting at 7 p.m. The […]

Posted inOpinion

Op-ed: Stop developers from demolishing rent-controlled buildings without replacing them

Developers would like to be able to tear down perfectly fine rent controlled buildings and replace them with fancy apartments for dot-com commuters. On Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council will be deciding whether to allow a developer to tear down a rent-controlled building at 2631 Durant Ave. that was relatively affordable housing for students […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

Berkeley zoning board to consider demolition on Durant

The owners of the 2-story, 18-unit apartment building at 2631 Durant Ave. want to demolish the structure, currently vacant, and build a 5-story, 56-unit apartment. Photo: Google Maps The Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board will consider granting a permit to demolish a 2-story, 18-unit rent-controlled apartment building on Durant Avenue at its meeting Thursday, June 25, as […]