Before it was knocked down, the rent-controlled building was the focus of a fight between its tenants and UC Berkeley.
The city is making a key update to its housing plans. Here’s how the process works and how you can get involved.
About 1,100 students will be housed in two buildings in the long-contested park.
Cal can now tear down 1921 Walnut St. and the $300 million Anchor House project can proceed.
If past attempts to raise tall apartment buildings in downtown Berkeley are any indication, the plans could prove contentious.
But construction won’t start until the 50 or so people living at People’s Park have been housed or offered services, chancellor says.
UC Berkeley did not do an adequate analysis of the impacts of its growth on the community, the suits contend.
The project would rise on the downtown Berkeley block where another developer planned an 18-story building.
The university will also pay $920,000 into the city’s Housing Trust Fund as recompense for the structure.
Fifty-seven monarchs were counted overwintering at Gill Tract Farm last year. A group of farmers pushed back to get protective measures added to UC Berkeley’s development plans, and won.
Even though the city of Berkeley has reached a settlement, others are fighting the university in court.
Voting in closed session and then not reporting it is a violation of California’s open meeting laws, the groups contend.