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This weekend a group of design professionals, architects, urban planners and engineers will come together to dream about possible futures for Berkeley’s Telegraph Avenue.
The initiative, which will take the form of a “charrette,” topped and tailed by input from members of the public, is being orchestrated by Berkeley Design Advocates (a membership organization of planners, architects and engineers that works to support good planning and design in Berkeley) working with the Telegraph Business Improvement District.
The effort aims to prompt a discussion of what the community wants Telegraph Avenue to become, says Matt Taecker from urban planners Dyett & Bhatia, who is helping organize the event. City officials will attend as well as experts such as urban economist Dena Belzer, architect Ryan Call and planner Jay Claiborne. … Continue reading »
Update, 11.21.11, 9:09 am: ASUC (The Associated Students of the University of California) is organizing a Donation Drive for those displaced by the fire on Haste and Telegraph. Many of the residents of The Sequoia Apartments were students. Visit the ASUC Donation Drive Facebook page for details.
Original story: The devastating fire that tore through the Sequoia Apartment building at 2441 Haste Street Friday night and Saturday morning has left dozens of people homeless. The five-story, 39-unit building was gutted by the fire, is uninhabitable and is likely to be demolished soon.
What remains of the building, which has been red-tagged, is structurally unsafe. Firefighters were still on the scene Saturday afternoon as the site is still considered an active fire. … Continue reading »