The changes are part of ongoing talks to create a new plaza and hundreds of housing units at Ashby BART, while restoring the heart of South Berkeley.
The plaza, which will host the historic Ashby Flea Market, will be discussed at a virtual meeting on Oct. 3.
The City Council is set to vote on the controversial zoning change, which one commissioner called a “fireball,” later this spring.
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.
Taplin defeated incumbent Cheryl Davila to take the West Berkeley seat.
The plan aims for 100% affordable housing at Ashby BART, and 50% throughout the corridor
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.
People care a lot about what happens in South Berkeley — and they shared those views during the first full meeting on the brand new Adeline corridor plan draft.
The new proposal could result in hundreds of housing units on the Ashby BART parking lot, narrower tree-lined streets, and new intersections. Learn more at a community meeting tonight.
In a U-turn, organizers of the Berkeley Flea Market say it will not be closed until April and will open this weekend if the weather cooperates. But even without rain, storm clouds rumble over the market’s future.
The 46-year-old market will be closed in February and March due to financial struggles, but should reopen in April. The hiatus will give organizers time to regroup and strategize to attract more customers.