It’s unclear what will happen to the 1,200 people currently housed in the hotels once funding runs out.
Because of Proposition 13, one house on a block might pay $28,000 in property taxes while a similar home only pays $6,000.
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.
Six months into the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen an increase in homeless campsites around town, Berkeley is stepping up efforts to tackle problematic behavior and firming up plans for its first sanctioned camp.
The loss of so many leading Berkeley activists who worked to give unsheltered people a greater say in their living conditions is sorely felt, but the fight will go on, say advocates.
It’s been a long road for Berkeley’s Youth Spirit Artworks project, which could house 22 homeless youth starting in the fall.
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.
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.
Berkeley’s zoning board has approved eight medium-to-large housing projects around the city in 2020 totalling 560 units. See the roundup.
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.
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.
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.
A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
Native Americans and their supporters hope the designation will help them stop a planned 260-unit development at 1900 Fourth St., a lot that is part of the West Berkeley Shellmound.
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.
As many as 60 people from Berkeley will now move indoors from shelters or tents.
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.
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.
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 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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