The university’s new long-range plan includes building 12,000 housing units for a projected larger population.
There is a full slate of five property owner-oriented candidates running for the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board — and real estate interests are backing them big time.
Meet the 12 Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Andy Kelley, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Leah Simon-Weisberg, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Bianca Zahrai, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election, answers questions from Berkeleyside.
Meet Dan McDunn, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Dominique Walker, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Soulmaz Panahi, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Bahman Ahmadi, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Wendy Saenz Hood Neufeld, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Carole Marasovic, one of 12 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
Meet Mari Mendonca, one of 13 Rent Stabilization Board candidates in Berkeley’s November 2020 election.
COVID-19 risks have prompted a year-long delay in the point-in-time homeless count, a “crucial data source.”
Honoree Mukund Raguram says it’s very much a team effort of the work he does providing health care and case management to unhoused communities in the East Bay.
Berkeley says the initiative means property owners can receive a stable rental income while supporting the health of the community.
Berkeleyside has scoured planning documents and our archives to bring you the latest information about housing built, under construction, approved and proposed in Berkeley as of August 2019.
Berkeleyside has pored over city records and our own archives to bring you a roundup of many of the larger housing projects that have been completed since 2012. The report was updated in August.
Berkeleyside has pored over city records and done our own reporting to bring you a robust roundup of recent and forthcoming housing developments around the city. This report was updated in August.
A 41-unit “group living” project called Poet’s Place was approved Thursday night by a Berkeley zoning board majority.
It’s been a big week for subsidized housing in Berkeley. And it just got bigger.
A group of local residents celebrated three years ago when plans for a Verizon cell site in their neighborhood were dropped. Now, many of them are back at it.
A six-story, 101-unit project proposed in Berkeley at San Pablo and Hearst avenues won near-unanimous approval Thursday night from the zoning board.
With echoes of People’s Park’s legacy of resistance, protesters reacted Friday to UC Berkeley taking the first steps towards developing the land for student housing.
Cal said it will offer $54,000 or more to the occupants of 1921 Walnut St. to leave so it can build a 760-bed student housing project there.
Cal plans to construct housing for 1,200 students on one of Berkeley’s most historic sites.
Students are choosing to live at home or withdraw for the semester. Some are still deciding. Of those who stay enrolled, only 3,200 will be able to stay in on-campus housing.
The city is collecting community input on affordable housing, land use, building form and public space as part of the public process around plans to build housing at BART.
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Berkeley’s efforts to help lead the charge to build hundreds of new apartments at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations have landed the city at the top of the transit agency’s list for short-term development plans.
“This is a beginning of a process,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín told a passionate crowd Tuesday.
The plan is to build about 110 units for teachers and staff in the parking lot of the Adult School.
Berkeley in 1916 was the first city to enact single-family zoning, which had the effect of pushing nonwhite people to more impoverished neighborhoods in the south and west.
Public documents strongly suggest that Jay Kelekian, the former executive director, is the person who is alleged to have retaliated against the former employee.
A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
The 40-year-old Capoeira Foundation has brought thousands to Berkeley and now hopes to own its home.
Neighbors are pleased a Finnish tech entrepreneur-turned-artist is improving the site, but some are worried about continued public access.
As the beautiful building designed by Julia Morgan prepares to celebrate its 100th birthday, it is also kicking off a 10-year, $10 million effort to finance long-deferred structural repairs.
A proposal to move a longstanding emergency shelter for youth from University Avenue to South Berkeley met with steep resistance from neighbors Tuesday night.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín said it’s the largest amount he could recall Berkeley ever having gotten from the state for affordable housing over his 16 years serving the city.
The project also includes 89 units of affordable housing, at 50%-60% of the area median income, that will be available to the general public on a lottery basis. It is slated to open in 2022.
The city has decided not to grant developer Hill Street Realty more time to secure financing for the 18-story Berkeley Plaza project on Harold Way.
The city has asked the community to help reimagine how Civic Center works with the goal of transforming it from a largely empty space into Berkeley’s “main square.”
It will take a year for changes to come before the Berkeley City Council, but they could include room for three more high-rise residential buildings.
A number of property owners are challenging how the city assesses special taxes. They believe they have been overcharged and are seeking redress.
The California Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit against the city of Berkeley in federal court Thursday over its decision in July to ban natural gas in many new buildings.
This week, the Berkeley City Council approved plans by the man behind the “Finnish Amazon” to turn the landmarked Hillside School into a home and artist colony.
It’s been described as a cave dwelling, a wizard’s house and a Moorish palace. A recently unveiled building to house UC Berkeley students has been a long time coming — and its unusual design is causing a stir.
The site, known for its mid-century homes, isn’t under protective status, but current residents hope the new owner will “be respectful and honor the Common.”
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing tonight on whether to designate 1450 and 1440 Hawthorne city landmarks. In the meantime, the owners have filed a lawsuit against one another.
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The developer will build 10 townhouses at 1915 Berryman St. after it was determined it didn’t warrant landmark status.