A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
Berkeley Council approves SkyDeck sign for downtown building
What takes 10 months and 178 pages of administrative record? Approving a sign in Berkeley.
Concern raised over illuminated signs proposed for top of Berkeley tower
There is a proposal to add a neon ‘Skydeck’ sign at the top of 2150 Shattuck Ave. Not everyone is happy about the idea.
City Council to focus on creation of more housing
A person must now earn $143,360 to afford a median-rent apartment in Berkeley. Photo: Melati Citrawireja In the past five years, the population of Berkeley has grown 5.5%, but its housing supply has only increased 1.2%. That discrepancy, coupled with an economic boom that has pushed highly paid tech workers out of San Francisco and into […]
Council overturns landmark designation where Berkeley Honda hopes to open
Berkeley Honda is hoping to take over 2777 Shattuck Ave., the former Any Mountain location. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley Honda can now push forward with its plans to open in the former Any Mountain location on Shattuck Avenue after a City Council vote last week. Neighbors had put together a petition late last year to […]
Landmark designation another hurdle for Berkeley Honda
Berkeley Honda hopes to take over 2777 Shattuck, the former Any Mountain location. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley City Council voted this week to review a decision by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission to protect the former Any Mountain and Berkeley Bowl location, where Berkeley Honda hopes to one day open, as a structure of […]
Mystery lovers, sci-fi fans honor writer Anthony Boucher
Fans of Anthony Boucher, the mystery writer, gathered outside his Berkeley home on Dana Street on Saturday Jan. 16 to honor him now that the house has been sold. Photo: Kathleen Costanza Fans of Anthony Boucher, the mystery writer, gathered outside his Berkeley home on Dana Street on Saturday Jan. 16 to honor him now that the […]
Berkeley Honda says its future is at risk
Berkeley Honda, seen here at its temporary 2627 Shattuck Ave. location, hopes to one day relocate to 2777 Shattuck. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Berkeley Honda, seen here at its temporary 2627 Shattuck Ave. location, hopes to one day relocate to 2777 Shattuck. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel Representatives of Berkeley Honda told the Berkeley City Council earlier this week that […]
Council declines to overturn LPC vote on Campanile Way
The existing view from the steps of UC Berkeley’s Campanile. Council rejected an appeal Tuesday night of a decision not to landmark Campanile Way. Rendering: Draft EIR of 2211 Harold Way The existing view from the steps of UC Berkeley’s Campanile. Council rejected an appeal Tuesday night of a decision not to landmark Campanile Way. Rendering: Draft EIR of 2211 Harold Way Amid […]
Berkeley council to hear Campanile Way landmark appeal
The view of the proposed development at 2211 Harold Way from the north edge of the Campanile stairs. The white box shows where the building used to show, while the red line and rendering show how visible the current designs would be. Click on the image to view in a larger size. Rendering: Rhoades Planning […]
ZAB to downtown garage developer: Step up your game
A rendering of the upgraded Center Street garage. The Zoning Adjustments Board was critical of the plan, saying it was not ambitious enough. Image: Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects Berkeley zoning board members told the developer of the Center Street garage overhaul at a project preview session last week that they want him to go above and beyond the submitted plans […]
Berkeley council says affordable housing, union labor should be priority community benefits
Around 90 people lined up at a May 5 Berkeley City Council meeting to discuss community benefits. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley City Council took its first steps Tuesday to prioritize which community benefits it will require from developers, and affordable housing and local union jobs were the top priorities. Council members said other priorities […]