Mendonca sits on the Housing Advisory Commission, has been homeless herself and currently resides in Section 8 housing.
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.
Asphalt and car lanes would be replaced with grass, playgrounds, seating and eating areas — transforming what is now concrete into a pedestrian and bicycle pathway.
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.
Developers of a six-story, 50-unit housing complex on Adeline are moving forward with plans, having bought the project property and won a lawsuit brought by neighbors last year.
About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.
About 50 people gathered in South Berkeley to talk about racial discrimination in housing, jobs, schools, and the community.
The latest phase of the years-long process to develop a long-range plan is on display through Friday.
It was touch-and-go for a while there, but a council majority voted in favor Tuesday night of 50 new units on Adeline Street.
Much of the Adeline Corridor looks like a suburban freeway off-ramp. Adding some new streets could transform the character of the neighborhood for the good.