The citizens of Berkeley have a critical choice to make concerning our Downtown Area Plan. The direction that the city takes with this plan will determine if we can confront the problems this city faces and maintain our commitment to sustainability and social equity, or if we will continue a slow retreat towards an increasingly insular and homogeneous community. We are at a crossroads.
A City Council majority affirmed approval Thursday night of an 18-story building with 274 units planned at the site of the downtown Berkeley Walgreens at 2190 Shattuck Ave.
Work has begun to reconfigure the dangerous downtown area around the intersection of Shattuck and University into a friendlier thoroughfare for drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists.
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BART has the authority to build what it wants at the station, but the City Council and neighbors weighed in this week.
The devices will offer free interactive maps, transit information, calendars of events, business listings, and emergency services, but not everyone likes the idea.
Thursday night, Berkeley's zoning board approved an 18-story mixed-use building at the downtown Walgreens site, set to bring 274 new apartments to the city.
The renovated plaza will have café tables and chairs, new trees, a sculpture, a sound installation, and a stage for the dozen of live performances planned each month.
The units will have "chic amenities" and the complex will include a gym and parking garage. The project should be finished by mid-2020.
Nearly a year after protesters last clashed on the streets of Berkeley, groups on the left and right returned Sunday ready for confrontation.
The bunker-like building on Bancroft Way that has sat empty for four years, ever since BAMPFA left for shiny new digs downtown, may one day be a life sciences hub.
The hotel only went forward after the Council twice agreed to defer fees owed by the developer. That lowered the developers' upfront costs and increased profit margins.