California housing regulators told Berkeley a proposal to mandate off-street parking for ADUs in the hills violated state law.
The public is getting its first look at renderings for 750 new homes, half of them affordable, at the BART station’s parking lot.
The sale will fund unpaid pensions for former steelworkers, but union officials worry their fight may not be over.
Developers have long wanted to turn the property into a bustling commercial center, while open space advocates hope it becomes a park.
Berkeley will pull $4.1M from its fund for worker’s comp settlements to help address the shortfall that threatened several popular projects.
Inflation and cost overruns for major projects mean the $100 million bond won’t go as far as hoped, forcing the City Council to decide on cuts.
The pedestrian signal was installed at Virginia Street and San Pablo Avenue last fall. Two people were hit by drivers and injured as it sat dark.
The city has now missed a key deadline to have its housing plan approved. But there is disagreement over what that means.
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.
Supporters say the devices help people navigate popular Berkeley neighborhoods, while critics say bringing ads into public spaces isn’t worth the revenue the city gains.
The new bike track could extend as far west as Kains Avenue, at the expense of more than 100 parking spaces.