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.
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 City Council will look tonight at whether to place a measure on the November ballot eliminating the rent control exemption for golden duplexes.
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.
Ben Gould and Kate Harrison and duking it out to represent downtown residents on the Berkeley City Council. Photos: Courtesy of the candidate campaigns Despite the new calendar year, “Election 2016” is not quite over in Berkeley. Downtown residents will have another chance to cast a ballot, beginning Feb. 6, to choose the next City Council […]
There are hundreds of rooms and units available to rent on Airbnb even though short-term rentals are currently illegal in Berkeley. Image: Airbnb Prompted by concern that too many units are being taken off Berkeley’s long-term housing market for short-term uses such as Airbnb, the City Council voted Thursday to penalize landlords who rent out multiple properties for less […]
Tonight the Berkeley City Council will vote on legalizing and regulating short-term rentals, defined as rentals which last for less than fourteen days. Currently, such rentals are illegal in Berkeley, though that hasn’t stopped multi-billion dollar companies such as Airbnb from ignoring the law. With Airbnb’s assistance, certain landlords around the state have been able […]
The new rules also make it clear that owners of multi-unit apartment buildings cannot rent their apartments for less than 14 days.
The owners of the 2-story, 18-unit apartment building at 2631 Durant Ave. want to demolish the structure, currently vacant, and build a 5-story, 56-unit apartment. Photo: Google Maps The Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board will consider granting a permit to demolish a 2-story, 18-unit rent-controlled apartment building on Durant Avenue at its meeting Thursday, June 25, as […]
The owners of this rent-controlled apartment complex at 3100 College Ave. are renting out three of its apartments on Airbnb. Berkeley law does not allow rentals shorter than 14 days. Photo: Melati Citrawireja This is the first story in a Berkeleyside series on housing. Read the second story on rental rate increases here. In late […]