The Helen Diller Family Foundation is paying for the complex, but building it may require evicting people from a rent-controlled building.
Cal is buying 1921 Walnut St. and may tear it down to make way for a student housing complex that can hold 850 to 1,000 students.
One Berkeley woman’s 1918 letters to her husband reveal impacts of an influenza pandemic that feel quite familiar today.
The developer and preservationists had hoped to save it, but the house was so large it would have to be cut in two to be brought through Berkeley streets.
A longstanding Berkeley-based commercial real estate firm is suing the city over its use of landmark status to protect a Northside housing complex, alleging “a lack of supporting evidence” to justify the designation, which raises the bar for structural changes once applied.