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Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Berkeley plans ‘very efficient garage that people will be happy to come to’

As plans proceed for an updated municipal garage on downtown Berkeley’s Center Street, project details are firming up, and the plan for where people can expect to park while construction is underway has been released. The city is planning to demolish its circa 1958 5-story parking structure at 2025 Center and replace it with a modern 8-story structure […]

Posted inCity, Housing & Development

ZAB to downtown garage developer: Step up your game

Berkeley zoning board members told the developer of the Center Street garage overhaul at a project preview session last week that they want him to go above and beyond the submitted plans in terms of green features and physical design. “I am dismayed by this project in a major way,” said Zoning Adjustments Board Commission Chairman Prakash Pinto on Thursday night. “It’s rather […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Berkeley Center Street garage project gets first review

The Center Street garage project, which proposes a larger, greener and seismically safer parking structure for downtown Berkeley, is slated for discussion at the upcoming Zoning Adjustments Board meeting this Thursday. Until construction is complete, the project is likely to cause downtown parking to become more difficult than it already is. Under the current plans, an 8-story […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Center Street garage slated for demolition, expansion

Parking in downtown Berkeley may get harder before it gets easier as a new project ramps up to demolish and rebuild the Center Street garage to add hundreds of spaces, improve seismic security and incorporate “green building” standards. The project is expected to strain parking demand downtown, where availability is often scarce already. City staff have […]