The decision by the California Supreme Court means a 260-unit complex with 130 units of affordable housing can proceed on the contested Ohlone land.
Spenger’s parking lot
Court rules a 260-unit apartment complex can go up at 1900 Fourth St., a site the Ohlone consider sacred
The court ruling, which Berkeley may appeal, is the latest development in a long-running fight about the property.
Developer of 1900 Fourth St. says it will sue unless Berkeley fast-tracks development
West Berkeley Investments said Berkeley erred when it decided its project, with 130 affordable units, could not be fast-tracked under SB 35.
Berkeley says no, for now, to speedy application for 1900 Fourth under SB 35
Tuesday brought the latest setback for what has been a controversial proposal to build 260 housing units over what is now the Spenger’s parking lot on Fourth Street.
Old maps — newly released — indicate Shellmound landmark missed the mark
What lies beneath the Spenger’s parking lot has been hotly debated in recent months as discussions proceed about what might one day be developed there.
Second West Berkeley human remains discovery prompts call to re-examine shellmound boundaries
The discovery of a second set of human remains in a Fourth Street lot long considered to sit outside the boundaries of the West Berkeley Shellmound has some people wondering if Berkeley really knows where the perimeter should be.
Ohlone human remains found in trench in West Berkeley
Construction workers uncovered ancient Ohlone remains on March 29 while digging a trench in front of Spenger’s Fish Grotto at 1919 Fourth St. Photo: Wendy Kenin Construction workers uncovered ancient Ohlone remains on March 29 while digging a trench in front of Spenger’s Fish Grotto at 1919 Fourth St. Photo: Wendy Kenin Update April 10: […]
Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage
A rendering of what 1900 Fourth St. may one day look like. Image: TCA Architects Berkeley community and zoning board members had a chance Thursday to weigh in on what the environmental impact report for a large mixed-use project planned for 1900 Fourth St. should focus on. The “Spenger’s parking lot” project has been in the […]
Housing forum: Climate right for development in Berkeley
Denise Pinkston of developers TMG Partners, vice chair of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, talks to a group about the housing crisis Jan. 21 while Mark Rhoades of the Rhoades Planning Group listens. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Denise Pinkston of developers TMG Partners, vice chair of Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, talks to a group about the housing crisis Jan. […]
Housing, restaurant, garage planned at Spenger’s lot
The owners of an empty lot on Fourth Street that’s a designated city landmark related to Ohlone Indian archeological remains have applied to build a mixed-use development on the site.
Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley
A pile of dirt on the parking lot across from Spenger’s in February, where the archeological dig happened. Photo: Emilie Raguso After months of poking, prodding, sifting and examining soil, an archeological dig beneath the parking lot across from Spenger’s restaurant on Fourth Street found no evidence it had ever been home to a Native American shellmound. The […]
A dig in a Berkeley parking lot seeks shellmound answers
An archeological dig is currently underway in the parking lot of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Photo: Emilie Raguso An archeological dig is currently underway in the parking lot of Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto on Berkeley’s Fourth Street. Photo: Emilie Raguso So what’s lurking behind the recently erected wire fence around the […]