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Posted inHousing & Development, Opinion

Op-ed: We need real equity and access to a livable Berkeley

This letter, by REAL Berkeley, was sent to the Berkeley City Council ahead of its July 12 meeting. REAL Berkeley is a group of Berkeley citizens who are interested in helping to develop a comprehensive housing plan for the city that provides affordable housing for low-income, moderate and workforce housing (see list of members below). REAL Berkeley […]

Posted inHousing & Development, Schools

UC Berkeley plans 8-story building with student housing

Update, Nov. 19, 5:58 p.m. We hear from David Stark, executive director of Stiles Hall, a bit more about the organization’s plans and perspective: “We would like to let our hundreds of supporters know that Stiles Hall has been in negotiations on this since its inception. We are excited about getting a new modern space in the development which […]

Posted inCrime & Safety, Housing & Development

Berkeley zoning board to consider demolition on Durant

The Berkeley Zoning Adjustments Board will consider granting a permit to demolish a 2-story, 18-unit rent-controlled apartment building on Durant Avenue at its meeting Thursday, June 25, as part of the owner’s plan to replace it with a 5-story, 56-unit building. The board’s main decision will be to determine whether to grant the demolition permit for 2631 Durant […]

Posted inCity, Community, Housing & Development, Schools

New aquatics center raises parking, planning concerns

UC Berkeley officials held a public hearing Wednesday night on plans to build a new aquatics center at 2222 Bancroft Ave., east of Oxford, and were told the one-story building is a lost opportunity for improving the area and would be too disruptive to parking. UC hopes to start construction on the $15 million project […]