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.
A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Native Americans and their supporters hope the designation will help them stop a planned 260-unit development at 1900 Fourth St., a lot that is part of the West Berkeley Shellmound.
Berkeley’s zoning board has approved eight medium-to-large housing projects around the city in 2020 totalling 560 units. See the roundup.