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.
TOPA would provide tenants an opportunity to remain in their homes, build generational wealth, and keep Berkeley diverse and vibrant.
The measure, Berkeley’s biggest-ever bond, would have provided money to repair local infrastructure and build affordable housing.
The joint affordable housing and homeless services center project was developed by the Berkeley Food & Housing Project and BRIDGE Housing.
It’s on the ballot because California’s state constitution requires cities to get permission from residents to build affordable housing.
Donors have given over $130,000 to the campaign for Measure L, a $650 million infrastructure and housing bond, in recent weeks.
Backers say the city’s largest-ever bond measure will deliver the smoother streets voters have long wanted. Opponents say it’s a blank check.
The 13-unit Solano Avenue building was subject to an Ellis Act eviction nearly three years ago.
Gov. Newsom signed a bill Thursday preventing California cities from setting parking requirements for new developments near public transit.
McGee Avenue Baptist Church and the Bay Area Community Land Trust refurbished units that sat unused for years.
The Berkeley Housing Authority opened the waitlist lottery for the first time in over a decade in July.
The largest bond measure in the city’s history and a tax on vacant houses and apartments will be on the 2022 ballot.