The housing and services hub at 2012 Berkeley Way is set to open in May 2022.
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.
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 Helen Diller Family Foundation is paying for the complex, but building it may require evicting people from a rent-controlled building.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín received pushback from supporters and opposition of the Tenant’s Opportunity to Purchase Act during the months-long process.
It was a welcomed political statement by some but reviled by others who think the board overstepped its boundaries.
It is the single largest investment in affordable housing Berkeley has made, the mayor said Tuesday night.
The court ruling, which Berkeley may appeal, is the latest development in a long-running fight about the property.
While the accessory dwelling unit is legal, these South Berkeley tenants are upset they were not informed it was coming.
The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
The Berkeley Rent Stablization Board’s seminars offer help to landlords and tenants with security deposits, registering rental properties, the newly-approved Measure MM and more.
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. want to build housing and retail on the old Spenger’s parking lot, which sits in the middle of Berkeley’s shellmound district.