Activists, including Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board commissioner Dominique Walker, were arrested and cited Tuesday after disrupting the Board of Supervisors meeting.
Officials hope building more will make it easier for first-time buyers and those looking to downsize.
College, Solano and North Shattuck would be zoned for greater density under the eight-year housing plan adopted by the Berkeley City Council.
Northern California cities are racing to meet a January deadline to adopt their Housing Elements, which are facing close scrutiny from state regulators.
The recent agreement between striking graduate student workers in the UC system did little to solve their housing woes.
A final ruling from the court on whether UC Berkeley can resume construction of a student housing project is expected soon, but the decision will likely be appealed.
Berkeley is seeing more new housing than other Bay Area cities, but could still feel a nationwide construction slump.
The draft opinion says the UC didn’t adequately explain why other sites weren’t considered for the student housing project.
Developers submitted a revised proposal this week for a nearly 600-unit apartment building at Shattuck and University avenues.
RV residents at the Grayson Street safe parking site are worried they’ll have to move back to the streets by the end of the year.
The group that plans to build hundreds of apartments at the North Berkeley BART station is led by a nonprofit developer.
The measure, Berkeley’s biggest-ever bond, would have provided money to repair local infrastructure and build affordable housing.