West Berkeley Investments recrafted its proposal to make 50% of the units affordable and to meet Berkeley’s zoning laws. The project could be approved in 180 days.
The Beat writer lived in Berkeley from September 1955 until August 1956 and was so impressed with his Milvia Street back cottage he wrote a poem about it.
Senior co-housing, like one such community in Oakland, is on the upswing as more aging adults look for alternatives to institutional living.
A West Berkeley house and studio have evolved along with the neighborhood over the past 36 years. There have been two remodels, both involving a community of artists and friends.
Some locals are fine with the 8-story apartment building proposed for a vacant lot on San Pablo. Others cite spoilt views and increased traffic congestion as objections.