The Rent Board wants voters to adopt those and other changes to the rent control ordinance. The City Council must decide whether to put the changes on the Nov. 3 ballot.
The new “urgency ordinance” immediately expands Berkeley’s eviction moratorium, matching county rules.
Jay Kelekian is retiring in the middle of an investigation that appears to be examining alleged harassment of an employee.
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 six-story, 101-unit project proposed in Berkeley at San Pablo and Hearst avenues won near-unanimous approval Thursday night from the zoning board.
Neighbors are pleased a Finnish tech entrepreneur-turned-artist is improving the site, but some are worried about continued public access.
Logan Park, an eight-story, 204-unit mixed-use housing project slated for downtown Berkeley, is one step closer to breaking ground after the zoning board approved its use permit Thursday night.
Since 2014, there have been 1,022 housing units built, across 17 projects, according to the latest “housing pipeline” report issued by the city. About 842 units, in 15 projects, are expected to be done by 2020.
The four-story apartment complex on Walnut Street sits on land that might become part of a new 850-bed student housing project known as the Gateway.
The building would be part of a complex that could house as many as 1,200 students and 125 community members who need supportive housing. Cal is seeking public comment through April 27.
Critics say the university should postpone plans until the COVID-19 crisis is over. UC Berkeley officials say the law requires the school to proceed now.
Coping presents a particular challenge in co-ops where food, labor and living space are shared to reduce the cost of housing.
“This is a beginning of a process,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín told a passionate crowd Tuesday.
BART must determine the zoning for stations by 2020 and Berkeley must update its zoning to reflect that by 2022. One-third of the housing must be affordable and there are height limits.
About 100 people came to a community meeting Thursday to call for affordable housing development and the preservation of the Berkeley flea market.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to hear what kind of housing could be built at the North Berkeley BART station. Officials vowed to be as transparent as possible.
Eviction moratoriums provide some temporary relief for tenants who can’t pay rent. But everyone from those renters to corporate landlords are still feeling worried about the future.
Council was set to vote on whether to require developers to include affordable housing units in their projects downtown and in parts of South and West Berkeley. The item was postponed.
Unions want to be able to continue building and argue their workers can follow social distancing rules.
The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act has not even reached the City Council, but it’s already generating plenty of controversy, and support.
The 40-year-old Capoeira Foundation has brought thousands to Berkeley and now hopes to own its home.
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.
Officials approved a new Kaiser Permanente medical center on San Pablo Avenue after property owner Wareham agreed to give four months of free rent to several of its struggling tenants who have to move.
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.
Efforts are afoot at City Hall to see if the 18-story, $150 million mixed-use housing complex planned on Harold Way may still, in fact, be viable — even though the developer told the city that he had scrapped the plans.
The developer behind an 18-story, nearly 300-unit project on Harold Way has scrapped those plans, putting an end to one of the biggest development battles Berkeley has seen in recent years.
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.
The proposed changes to the rent control ordinance would take away an exemption first allowed 40 years ago.
While the local housing market slumbers, some buyers will try to land a better deal. But the whole process of buying, and selling, has been transformed.
The lab is under construction in a Second Street warehouse. It will open in June.