A week after announcing plans to build 1K student units in People's Park, Carol Christ said she will push to build on 9 other sites too, and released renderings of the park plans.
Some people who spend time in the storied Berkeley park acknowledge the need for housing but worry about the park's future; others say the plan should not go ahead, period.
Construction could begin in the summer of 2020 and be completed by 2022. The university said the park is an ideal place because development will address housing and homelessness.
Cal has treated the park with benign neglect, creating the conditions that it hopes will lead to public support of development. It should invest in improving the park instead.
The university may build 700 units for students, as well as 100 units for people experiencing homelessness. There would still be a park, although it would be smaller.
Ohlone tribe members are trying to stop a development on Fourth Street. They say the site was home to their ancestors. The developer says no evidence of that has been found.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to hear what kind of housing could be built at the North Berkeley BART station. Officials vowed to be as transparent as possible.
Berkeley and BART officials are holding a meeting Thursday night to allay fears and start the discussion about what could be built. There are no current plans to build anything.
Sometimes when neighbors object to a project and work with the developers, the building gets better. Sometimes it just gets stopped.
Berkeley needs to update its zoning code to create objective standards surrounding whether a proposed project will block a neighbor's sunlight or view. Current code is out of date.
Berkeley should let the entire community develop a positive vision of what we want on the site.
She has led the charge for higher in-lieu fees and now wants developers to pay more in community benefits. Experts warn these plans might restrict the housing built in Berkeley.
Changes in the local political landscape have prompted two groups to nix a project to build 265 apartments for seniors on Holy Hill.