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.
Council unanimously approved a resolution that will work toward banning single-family zoning.
The plan is to build about 110 units for teachers and staff in the parking lot of the Adult School.
Berkeley in 1916 was the first city to enact single-family zoning, which had the effect of pushing nonwhite people to more impoverished neighborhoods in the south and west.
The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
Public documents strongly suggest that Jay Kelekian, the former executive director, is the person who is alleged to have retaliated against the former employee.
Berkeley says the initiative means property owners can receive a stable rental income while supporting the health of the community.