Which properties would become rent-controlled after a repeal, and which would be exempt? Berkeley voters could make the call in November.
Tuesday brought the latest setback for what has been a controversial proposal to build 260 housing units over what is now the Spenger's parking lot on Fourth Street.
Every city, every movement, every industry, every issue, every leading mover and shaker gets its due in this masterwork by the emeritus professor of geography at UC Berkeley.
UC Berkeley wants to build housing at People's Park for the same reason it tore down housing there almost 50 years ago: to get rid of "undesirables."
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.
There's plenty of talk about “greedy developers” being the cause of our housing crisis but the people making out in this crazy market aren’t builders, but existing homeowners.
A "tiny house village" for homeless youth could be built at the current Ohmega Salvage site in West Berkeley.
New housing and the appeal of public transit is putting areas like West Oakland, Fruitvale and Millsmont into more buyers' home searches.
The backyard shed is made out of a cheap, earthen material similar to adobe and not recognized in the building code.