Homeless residents say the sweep was destabilizing in a time when many of them were looking for housing.
BART is seeking input on its plan to help Berkeley residents get to the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations once housing is built on the parking lots.
The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting home tours, housing forums and a bike tour aimed at exploring all forms of shelter.
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.
The university will also pay $920,000 into the city’s Housing Trust Fund as recompense for the structure.
Fifty-seven monarchs were counted overwintering at Gill Tract Farm last year. A group of farmers pushed back to get protective measures added to UC Berkeley’s development plans, and won.
Even though the city of Berkeley has reached a settlement, others are fighting the university in court.
A new report finds that Berkeley houses sold for about 19% more than asking price on average from January to March — the highest nationwide.
The ruling comes as the city and Berkeley are nearing an agreement on issues surrounding payments, housing, and enrollment.
The Helen Diller Family Foundation is paying for the complex, but building it may require evicting people from a rent-controlled building.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín received pushback from supporters and opposition of the Tenant’s Opportunity to Purchase Act during the months-long process.
It was a welcomed political statement by some but reviled by others who think the board overstepped its boundaries.