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Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Judge tosses out legal challenge to Berkeley high-rise

An Alameda County Superior Court judge on Wednesday denied numerous challenges to the Environmental Impact Report prepared for 2211 Harold Way, meaning that construction of an 18-story, 302-unit building with 10,000-square feet of retail space and new movie theaters in Berkeley’s downtown can proceed – unless the decision is appealed. In a 16-page ruling, Judge Frank Roesch […]

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Court considers challenge to Berkeley high-rise

Two opponents of the 18-story apartment complex planned for 2211 Harold Way in downtown Berkeley made a case in court Friday that the approval of the 302-unit building should be revisited. Kelly Hammargren and James Hendry appeared before Judge Frank Roesch in Alameda County Superior Court to argue that the environmental impact report for the building […]

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Lawsuits filed to stop building of Harold Way complex

Update: This story was updated Jan. 15 to add another lawsuit. Scroll to the bottom of the story for details. Kelly Hammargren, one of the most active opponents of the planned 18-story high-rise at 2211 Harold Way in downtown Berkeley, filed a lawsuit Wednesday charging that the city of Berkeley did not do an adequate environmental […]