The changes are part of ongoing talks to create a new plaza and hundreds of housing units at Ashby BART, while restoring the heart of South Berkeley.
The group that plans to build hundreds of apartments at the North Berkeley BART station is led by a nonprofit developer.
Construction unions and housing groups push campaign to pass Measure L over $300,000.
Berkeley leaders have embraced taller, denser development as a step to resolve the housing crisis. Some advocates see signs of a backlash brewing among voters.
The plaza, which will host the historic Ashby Flea Market, will be discussed at a virtual meeting on Oct. 3.
Planning Commission chair Elisa Mikiten and holistic health advocate Tamar Michai Freeman are challenging incumbent Rashi Kesarwani for the Northwest Berkeley seat.
The projects could bring more than 5,400 new residents to the city and result in 465 new jobs, according to staff.
The City Council is set to vote on the controversial zoning change, which one commissioner called a “fireball,” later this spring.
Under the current proposal, there will be 85 parking spots at Ashby BART and 200 spots at North Berkeley BART, including in a satellite lot.
Street paving, affordable housing at BART could see surge of new funding — if voters back largest-ever ballot measure.
The EIR comment period runs through Dec. 1. Learn how to weigh in.
The city is making a key update to its housing plans. Here’s how the process works and how you can get involved.