More than two years after officials voted to regulate street behavior and limit the use of public space, council voted Thursday to revise those rules and, eventually, enforce them.
The Oxford Street parklet, which spans the entrances to four restaurants including East Bay Spice Company and Cinnaholic, is downtown’s first.
The spot on Ellis Street where Berkeley’s third parklet is planned. The mural behind, called “Music on Our Minds,” was painted in 2009 by Edythe Boone in collaboration with young people from Youth Spirit Artworks. The mural depicts influential South Berkeley community members, including long-time resident Richie Smith and musicians. Photo: Kathleen Costanza in collaboration with young people from […]
“The Roost,” looking east toward Shattuck Avenue, at 2029-2035 Blake St. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture “The Roost,” looking east toward Shattuck Avenue, at 2029-2035 Blake St. Image: Devi Dutta Architecture Thursday night the Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board approved a 5-story mixed-use project near downtown, previewed updated plans for a hotel on Center Street and postponed a […]
Saul’s Deli parklet which opened on Nov. 12, 2015. Photo: Colleen Neff Saul’s Deli parklet which opened on Nov. 12, 2015. Photo: Colleen Neff Berkeley’s second parklet is now open for visitors. The outdoor seating area in front of Saul’s Delicatessen in the Gourmet Ghetto neighborhood was unveiled today. It comes on the heels of the recent move of the […]
The Jewish deli has applied for a permit to build a parklet, which would be the third approved under a Berkeley pilot program launched last year.
San Francisco and Oakland have them, and now Berkeley can boast its own parklet too!
It’s taken a while, but the Gourmet Ghetto should soon welcome too parklets for noshers and passers-by.
Some parklets have bicycle racks where users can stash their bikes while they enjoy the pop-up public space. Photo: City of Oakland The Berkeley City Council voted last week to bring a new pilot “parklets” program one step closer to city streets. The program, which would create miniature public parks in unused bus stops, parking spaces, or […]
The Berkeley City Council could consider approving a three-year pilot program later this summer to allow businesses to set up parklets in still-to-be-determined locations around town.
Gourmet Ghetto businesses want to build parklets in their neighborhood but the city doesn’t have an approval process in place as yet to review applications for these slivers of open space designed to enhance urban neighborhoods.