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Posted inCity, Housing & Development

Ohlone human remains found in trench in West Berkeley

Update April 10: The developer of the Fourth Street site issued a statement to Berkeleyside through its publicist, in response to the original April 8 story: “Jamestown is complying with local stakeholders, including the recommendations of the appointed Most Likely Descendent, in order to ensure the respectful and dignified treatment of the remains. In light […]

Posted inHousing & Development

Critics question impacts of ‘Spenger’s parking lot’ project on Berkeley Fourth Street, Ohlone heritage

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 works for years, with efforts ramping up in 2014 when project reps said they found no […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Housing forum: Climate right for development in Berkeley

The development climate in Berkeley has improved so much in the past six years that there are now approximately 2,500 apartment units in the pipeline — a dramatic change from the two decades between 1970 and 1990 when only 600 units were built, according to experts who spoke at a forum on multi-family development held in Berkeley on Jan. […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Development may come to Spenger’s lot in Berkeley

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 findings that the site was not historically important means the owners will seek to develop it. “Investigators found no historically significant […]

Posted inHousing & Development

A dig in a Berkeley parking lot seeks shellmound answers

So what’s lurking behind the recently erected wire fence around the Spenger’s parking lot, on Berkeley’s Fourth Street? That’s precisely what the property owners are trying to find out with an archeological dig. And not for the first time. “My hope is to clarify what cultural resources might exist so we can make the best decision […]