Thanks to the return of Cal students and growing university enrollment, Berkeley’s population is recovering but it’s still below pre-pandemic levels.
State Supreme Court agrees to hear case for building housing on People’s Park
The court will review a lower court’s decision blocking UC Berkeley from building housing on the historic park.
Developer walks away from building supportive housing at People’s Park
RCD was supposed to build about 125 units as part of UC Berkeley’s project at the park. The university says it will find a new developer.
State, city will back UC lawsuit to build student housing at People’s Park
Attorneys for Berkeley and California attorneys filed supporting briefs in Cal’s state Supreme Court appeal.
UC Berkeley identifies next 2 sites to build student housing
The university hopes to build up to 2,700 more beds in Southside by 2025 or 2026, though the actual number of beds has not been determined yet.
Apartments approved at site of downtown Berkeley development battle
Berkeley held 37 meetings about a downtown housing project that was never built. A new plan for the block has been approved after only five.
Why Berkeley could see housing construction drop in 2023
Berkeley is seeing more new housing than other Bay Area cities, but could still feel a nationwide construction slump.
Aesthetically controversial UC Berkeley dormitory sold for $113 million
The 55-unit student dormitory, originally known as the Telegraph Haste project, took about two decades to complete.
A changing Berkeley: 6 maps show how the past decade has remade the city
From population to housing to racial diversity, these maps show how and where Berkeley has changed the most over the last decade.
Opinion: UC Berkeley should reconsider its building plans now that People’s Park is on national register
Cal should build student housing on a less historically-significant site like the nearby Ellsworth garage.
People’s Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
Preservationists are hoping the listing might persuade UC Berkeley to build housing elsewhere but Cal says it won’t.
Why hasn’t UC Berkeley built more student housing?
For much of Cal’s history, providing housing for students was not a priority. Troubled finances in the last few decades have hobbled Cal’s efforts to catch up.