It was touch-and-go for a while there, but a council majority voted in favor Tuesday night of 50 new units on Adeline Street.
There are at least six reasons the proposed development at 2902 Adeline should be sent back to Berkeley's Zoning Adjustments Board.
Zoning board members have asked developer Realtex to rethink plans for an 8-story, 39-unit building on Telegraph, which is slated to replace quirky indoor mall "The Village."
In a bizarre twist both sides said was unforeseen, a deal more than a year in the making stalled out Tuesday night prior to a council vote that was expected to bring 50 new units to Berkeley.
Tuesday night, council will hear an appeal by local residents fighting a 6-story building in South Berkeley.
A 6-story building set to include 50 rental units and four live-work units was approved Thursday night by Berkeley’s Zoning Adjustments Board, though neighborhood opposition will likely mean an appeal to City Council.
Who Berkeley residents vote onto the Berkeley City Council this November could dramatically alter how the city looks in the future. The Berkeley City Council currently stands divided, with pro-development council members claiming the majority of votes, but that could all change once ballots are cast this fall. While some on the council favor more aggressive development as a way to abate the housing affordability crisis, others take issue with the rampant building that tends to favor affluent residents while displacing those without large incomes.
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday, June 14, rejected an appeal to landmark The Village, the eccentric collection of restaurants and small businesses at 2556 Telegraph Ave. A seven-story mixed-use project is planned for the site. In January, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had denied landmark designation to the two-story The Village, which dated in its current form to 1972.
About 40 people crammed into the community room at the South Branch of the Berkeley Public Library on Wednesday night to hear about a new project proposed at Adeline and Russell streets, and offer feedback to the developer.
A proposed new apartment building has the owners of Norikonoko, Fondue Fred, Finfiné and other merchants at The Village mall, wondering what comes next.
A quaint shopping mall on Berkeley's Telegraph Avenue has been proposed for demolition to make way for a 76-unit 7-story mixed-use building without parking.
A proposal to construct a five-story mixed-use building in central Berkeley was approved by the zoning board earlier this month after a request to increase the number of units from 25 to 36 while reducing the on-site parking.