The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
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The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
Berkeley Rep launches ‘Place/Settings,’ 10 audio stories set in Berkeley
Ten artists have recorded fictional and true stories about a place they love in Berkeley. The public can submit their own pieces.
Ashby, North Berkeley top BART’s list of stations to build housing faster
Berkeley’s efforts to help lead the charge to build hundreds of new apartments at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations have landed the city at the top of the transit agency’s list for short-term development plans.
Berkeley approves agreement with BART around housing at two stations
“This is a beginning of a process,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín told a passionate crowd Tuesday.
Beloved Berkeley newspaper seller says goodbye
Ural Dixon has been selling the San Francisco Chronicle at North Berkeley BART since 2007. Dwindling sales mean he will be out of a job after Friday. In this video story, commuters who appreciate his cheerful greetings and taste in music describe why they will miss him.
BART development in North Berkeley could yield hundreds of housing units
The City Council unanimously voted to work with BART on the planning process, and established Berkeley’s broad vision for the site.
Former City Council candidate designs board games that grapple with political issues, like housing at North Berkeley BART
The designer hopes that games such as ‘North Berkeley’ will help those who play them better identify and understand the concerns of the different constituencies around specific debates.
Plans for housing at North Berkeley BART develop under new law
BART has the authority to build what it wants at the station, but the City Council and neighbors weighed in this week.
Police report head injury to pedestrian amid recent ‘cluster of collisions’
Another pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a head injury Monday night after being struck by a driver in North Berkeley, authorities report.
Pedestrians sustain serious injuries in pair of North Berkeley crashes
A 69-year-old woman walking Friday night near North Berkeley BART was hit by a vehicle and left with serious injuries, authorities report. A 60-year-man was seriously injured in the same area the night before.
North Berkeley BART development gains impetus with new state law
BART must determine the zoning for stations by 2020 and Berkeley must update its zoning to reflect that by 2022. One-third of the housing must be affordable and there are height limits.