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.
Berkeley is seeing more new housing than other Bay Area cities, but could still feel a nationwide construction slump.
The 55-unit student dormitory, originally known as the Telegraph Haste project, took about two decades to complete.
From population to housing to racial diversity, these maps show how and where Berkeley has changed the most over the last decade.
Cal should build student housing on a less historically-significant site like the nearby Ellsworth garage.
Preservationists are hoping the listing might persuade UC Berkeley to build housing elsewhere but Cal says it won’t.
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.
New plans call for nearly 500 new apartments spread across three sites along Shattuck Avenue in South Berkeley.
Lawmakers approved, and the governor signed, legislation to allow UC Berkeley to admit all the new students it planned to this fall, undoing a judge’s enrollment cap.
By offering remote learning and a delayed enrollment option, Cal won’t need to cut freshmen and transfer admission.
The City Council voted Friday morning to file a legal brief opposing a court ruling that would cap UC Berkeley student enrollment.
UC Berkeley has been denied relief from a court-ordered enrollment freeze. It may be forced to mail out 5,100 fewer acceptance letters next month.