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Posted inHousing & Development

New 8-story Berkeley building wins easy approval

Berkeley’s zoning board unanimously approved a new 8-story building on University Avenue, at Milvia Street, on Thursday night. StoneFire is set to take the place of the Firestone tire shop at 1974 University Ave.. No one spoke against the project in the relatively short hearing before the Zoning Adjustments Board on Thursday. It was the project’s first […]

Posted inBerkeleyside, City, Events, Housing & Development

At B-Side: Implications of downtown Berkeley initiative

About 50 people gathered at Berkeley’s David Brower Center last week for a discussion about the ballot initiative supporters say will put more “green” in local development, but which opponents argue will stop new projects that are contributing to a downtown renaissance and are bringing critical amenities to the city. Berkeley Councilman Jesse Arreguín faced off against Eric Panzer, chair of Livable […]

Posted inCommunity

Berkeley time capsule contents unveiled: historic bible, anti-liquor pamphlets, more

A time capsule discovered last week during the demolition of a Berkeley community church included a carefully wrapped 1875 family bible from one of the church’s founding members, newspaper articles about the church groundbreaking in 1948, and several other related records, such as a church history and roster, published sermons related to the founding pastor, […]

Posted inHousing & Development

‘The Durant’ apartments win approval from City Council

Tuesday night, the Berkeley City Council upheld a March decision by the city’s Zoning Adjustments Board to allow developers to move ahead with plans to build a 78-unit rental apartment complex in downtown Berkeley. The building, called “The Durant,” is set to have frontage on both Durant Avenue and Channing Way; it’s set mid-block between […]