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Posted inBusiness, Housing & Development

Fourth, Gilman zoning may shift from industry to retail

A map created by the city, and updated by Berkeleyside to reflect changes made Tuesday night, shows areas that could be affected by zoning decisions underway. Image: Google Maps Parts of Gilman Street and Fourth Street in West Berkeley may be re-zoned from light industrial to commercial uses after a majority vote by the Berkeley […]

Posted inOpinion

Measure T is a new chapter in the West Berkeley story

Berkeley west of Sixth Street has long supported a vibrant community of small manufacturers, artists, artisans and local-serving businesses. Yet much of the rest of the district has been contributing little to the city, holding abandoned former manufacturing sites and sleepy warehouses that can’t be better used because of current zoning. The status quo has […]

Posted inCity

Third phase of West Berkeley Plan passes, heads to ballot

The West Berkeley Project, which is nearing completion, has provoked heated public comment over a long period. Photo: Tracey Taylor After five meetings and countless hours of public testimony, the City Council decided on Tuesday to ask the residents of Berkeley to vote on proposed zoning changes to large parcels in West Berkeley. Councilmember Laurie […]

Posted inCommunity

West Berkeley Project a step closer to being adopted

The West Berkeley plan was under discussion again Tuesday, and will have a final vote on June 12. Photo: Tracey Taylor The Berkeley City Council Tuesday night moved the controversial West Berkeley Project one step further towards adoption when it approved a series of amendments and modifications designed to mollify critics. The  entire plan will come before the […]