The agreement could provide relief during a tumultuous year for both institutions.
By purchasing the 10-acre-property at the top of Marin Avenue, Zaytuna College will be able to move its undergraduates there and start a graduate program on Holy Hill.
Instead of building 265 units for seniors, the Pacific School or Religion will lease and sell some of its buildings to meet its mission.
Changes in the local political landscape have prompted two groups to nix a project to build 265 apartments for seniors on Holy Hill.
The Mather LifeWays project proposed for the Pacific School of Religion campus and its surroundings has the potential to do great harm to the Northside neighborhood and to Berkeley as a whole.
The new project would offer a “continuing care” facility that features apartments, a memory care unit, and nursing facilities for people at the end of their lives.
Amid preparations to move its campus to a new location north of UC Berkeley, Zaytuna College recently became the first Muslim college in the United States to receive accreditation.