The property has hosted everything from a mattress store to an overflowing artist warehouse. Now, as its owners prepare to sell the site, its future is in question.
By opening a plant in West Berkeley last year, this maker of phone booths is an anomaly, given the decrease in the number of manufacturers in the city.
Retail West hopes to develop the recently vacated Pyramid building on Gilman into a “campus” of small-scale breweries, distilleries and food businesses.
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 […]
A cruise ship berthed briefly on the East shoreline of Cesar Chavez Park in the Berkeley Marina Monday morning, demonstrating the feasibility of a new development plan for Aquatic Park. Photo: Paul Kamen By Paul Kamen In a proof-of-concept demonstration early Monday morning, an 800-foot cruise ship berthed briefly in the North Sailing Basin, the body […]
The Rare Barrel in west Berkeley hopes to be a gathering place for artisanal brewers, home brewers, beer enthusiasts and food lovers in general.
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 […]
City Council members listen during a five-hour meeting with several contentious issues on Tuesday night. Kriss Worthington taped the anti-sitting ban posters to the podium before the meeting began. Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday to place a $30 million streets and watershed bond on the November ballot, but will hold off […]
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 […]
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 […]
Barbara Gilbert argues that in an effort to get more revenue to support Berkeley’s “bloated” City structure and its developer friends, City Council is strong-arming a drastic up-zoning of West Berkeley that would destroy a thriving and unique residential/artisan/artist district as well as destroying Aquatic Park.
In West Berkeley, a Victorian house sits next to a laboratory. This kind of mix is what makes the neighborhood unique.Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel The Berkeley City Council heard close to four hours of testimony Tuesday night about proposed changes to the West Berkeley plan. Around 90 people lined up in council chambers to talk about […]