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Posted inCity, Housing & Development

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: […]

Posted inHousing & Development

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 […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

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. […]

Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

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 […]

Posted inHousing & Development

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 […]