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.
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 person appeared to be in “crisis” before walking onto the tracks Monday morning, according to an initial investigation.
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.
A new stoplight at Virginia and Sacramento streets will soon be joined by other changes around the station.
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What’s happening now is important because it will define the parameters for large new apartment buildings that are slated to replace what are now parking lots at the North Berkeley and Ashby BART stations.
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.
It is the single largest investment in affordable housing Berkeley has made, the mayor said Tuesday night.