The City Council is set to vote on the controversial zoning change, which one commissioner called a “fireball,” later this spring.
Planning Commission on BART housing: 7 stories is not enough
The EIR comment period runs through Dec. 1. Learn how to weigh in.
Bayer, city agree on $33M community benefits package tied to big expansion
The benefits are part of a broader 30-year development agreement for a major expansion at Bayer’s West Berkeley campus.
9,000 homes by 2031? How Berkeley will try to pull it off
The city is making a key update to its housing plans. Here’s how the process works and how you can get involved.
The debate that could change the future of housing in Berkeley: How do you define a shadow?
City leaders are launching a new effort to create “objective standards” that could determine how easy it is to build in Berkeley.
‘They just started jack-hammering’: Berkeley tenants blindsided by ADU that abuts sidewalk
While the accessory dwelling unit is legal, these South Berkeley tenants are upset they were not informed it was coming.
Berkeley seeks residents’ help to simplify zoning documents
Berkeley’s zoning rules are complicated and daunting to the average reader. The city wants to make it easier to understand the laws.
Opinion: A social justice agenda requires more than rhetoric and gestures
While Councilwoman Cheryl Davila says she was elected “to carry out a social-justice platform,” some of her appointments are divisive, which works against the city’s interests.
Potential Walgreens lawsuit brews as Berkeley officials tackle new drugstore ordinance
Berkeley’s new drugstore ordinance could kill a proposal for a large Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Image: Courtesy of Agree Realty Corporation Berkeley’s new drugstore ordinance could kill a proposal for a large Walgreens on Solano Avenue. Image: Courtesy of Agree Realty Corporation The city of Berkeley will have a new tool to halt the proliferation of […]
Commission votes to restrict large drugstores in Berkeley
If approved by the City Council, a law recommended by Berkeley’s Planning Commission would prohibit a controversial new Walgreens from locating on Solano Avenue. Photo: Luke Chan If approved by the City Council, a law recommended by Berkeley’s Planning Commission would prohibit a controversial new Walgreens from locating on Solano Avenue. Photo: Luke Chan Regulation […]
Berkeley to consider restricting large drugstores, future of proposed Solano Ave. Walgreens store in the balance
A rendering of the proposed Walgreens on Solano Avenue in Berkeley, a work in progress, and a project may be impacted by a proposed new zoning decision. Image: courtesy Agree Realty Corporation Berkeley is set to consider whether to limit the number of larger drugstores in the city, at least in certain neighborhoods, which may put […]
Berkeley officials crack down on ‘mini-dorms’
The city has, in the past, identified 2133 Parker St. as a mini-dorm property south of the Cal campus. Image: Google Maps After at least eight meetings dating back to late 2011, the Berkeley City Council voted last week to begin to try to curb the proliferation of “mini-dorms” in residential areas around town. Residents, […]