The decision by the California Supreme Court means a 260-unit complex with 130 units of affordable housing can proceed on the contested Ohlone land.
Judge rules for Berkeley in developer’s lawsuit over Spenger’s parking lot
The judge said the city could deny Ruegg & Ellsworth’s SB35 application because the site is landmarked, even though there are no significant structures on the property and little shellmound evidence has been found.
Judge to rule on whether Berkeley illegally nixed a housing complex on Spenger’s parking lot
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. sued Berkeley over the city’s denial of their SB35 housing application. The law allows almost automatic approval of complexes where 50% of the units are “affordable.”
Berkeley rejects SB35 application for Spenger’s lot development, again
The city was not swayed by the developers’ appeal for a 260-unit complex with 130 affordable apartments.
Developers drop controversial Fourth Street project, hand it over to owners
The application for a housing complex on the Spenger’s parking lot — which has faced opposition from Native American activists — is now in the property owners’ hands.
It’s developers vs Native Americans in battle over Berkeley shellmound
Ohlone tribe members are trying to stop a development on Fourth Street. They say the site was home to their ancestors. The developer says no evidence of that has been found.
Developer invokes new state law to force Berkeley to approve 260-unit on Fourth Street
West Berkeley Investments recrafted its proposal to make 50% of the units affordable and to meet Berkeley’s zoning laws. The project could be approved in 180 days.
Old maps — newly released — indicate Shellmound landmark missed the mark
What lies beneath the Spenger’s parking lot has been hotly debated in recent months as discussions proceed about what might one day be developed there.