The cost of Berkeley homes has surged in the past year, and the median price, by at least one measure, has now surpassed that of San Francisco. Why?
The BESS ran from November to April this year, and remained open 24 hours a day with reduced capacity.
While the accessory dwelling unit is legal, these South Berkeley tenants are upset they were not informed it was coming.
The unanimous vote kickstarts a 2-year-long process which would see about 9,000 more housing units at various income levels built over the next several years.
The Berkeley Rent Stablization Board’s seminars offer help to landlords and tenants with security deposits, registering rental properties, the newly-approved Measure MM and more.
The owners of 1900 Fourth St. want to build housing and retail on the old Spenger’s parking lot, which sits in the middle of Berkeley’s shellmound district.
Based on “highly threatening, hateful graffiti,” the targets and the timing, UC police believe the vandalism is associated with the plan to build housing at People’s Park.
The university’s new long-range plan includes building 12,000 housing units for a projected larger population.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Council unanimously approved a resolution that will work toward banning single-family zoning.
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.
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 current owners of the home are concerned landmarking will disrupt the neighborhood.
Charles Herring has raised hundreds of succulents over the years, but some residents believe they are attracting mice and want them gone.
The city may adjust its laws in order to landmark the Bancroft Way home the vice-president lived in as a child.