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Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Zoning board approves new units on Telegraph, Shattuck

Berkeley’s zoning board approved two largely car-free buildings Thursday set to add 92 new residential units to the city’s housing stock. Both of the projects — 70 units on Telegraph Avenue and 22 units on Shattuck Avenue — were proposed by Patrick Kennedy’s Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests. The Telegraph project, dubbed The Nexus, is set to […]

Posted inHousing & Development

ZAB approves 2539 Telegraph EIR, postpones use permit

Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board earlier this month approved the Environmental Impact Report for a controversial 6-story apartment building proposed on Telegraph Avenue, but postponed a decision on the project’s use permit to ask for a revised design plan from the developers and allow time for other items on the agenda. The board was set to vote at its June 11 meeting […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Decades-old mural could derail Berkeley apartment project

After deciding the former Center for Independent Living building at 2539 Telegraph Ave. should not be a landmark, Berkeley’s Landmarks Preservation Commission is pondering whether a faded and weathered mural in the property’s back parking lot deserves that recognition — a move developer Patrick Kennedy says could kill his plans to build an apartment complex on the site. […]

Posted inEvents

The It List: Five things to do in Berkeley this weekend

JENNIFER KOH Violinist Jennifer Koh is no stranger to Berkeley, although Berkeley audiences may know her as Einstein, a role she undertook when she played in Einstein on the Beach at Cal Performances. This time she plays as herself — a powerful soloist — when she performs Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with the Berkeley Symphony tonight, Thursday Oct. 2, at 7 […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley neighbors question parking, height of student-oriented housing planned on Telegraph

A proposed retail and housing project on Telegraph Avenue that’s already proven controversial with neighbors got its first review last week from Berkeley’s zoning board. The man behind the proposal is Patrick Kennedy, head of Berkeley-based Panoramic Interests, who is working with Lowney Architecture on the plans. The project proposes the demolition of a single-story building between Dwight Way […]

Posted inObituaries

Joyce Ardell Jackson: A fighter for disability rights

Joyce Ardell Jackson departed this life on Sunday, December 29, 2013, in San Pedro, California, following a decades-long struggle with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. Born June 2, 1947, in Berkeley, California, Joyce was a spirited youngster, adventurous and friendly. At the age of 12, she contracted arthritis, a defining period in her life. Over the years she faced […]

Posted inCommunity

Accessible beds help Kenney Cottage gardens thrive

By Robert Mills Ripe berries and peapods thrive at Berkeley’s Friends of Kenney Cottage Community Garden. The nearly three-year-old communal farming project is booked solid with plot holders in the middle of west Berkeley’s industrial district. Two beds at the front of the garden particularly stand out. Elevated just above three feet and standing atop a […]