Taplin defeated incumbent Cheryl Davila to take the West Berkeley seat.
The plan aims for 100% affordable housing at Ashby BART, and 50% throughout the corridor
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.
People care a lot about what happens in South Berkeley — and they shared those views during the first full meeting on the brand new Adeline corridor plan draft.
The new proposal could result in hundreds of housing units on the Ashby BART parking lot, narrower tree-lined streets, and new intersections. Learn more at a community meeting tonight.
In a U-turn, organizers of the Berkeley Flea Market say it will not be closed until April and will open this weekend if the weather cooperates. But even without rain, storm clouds rumble over the market’s future.
The 46-year-old market will be closed in February and March due to financial struggles, but should reopen in April. The hiatus will give organizers time to regroup and strategize to attract more customers.
The latest phase of the years-long process to develop a long-range plan is on display through Friday.
Realigned intersections, relocated roadways, new bicycle lanes and affordable housing on public lots are among preliminary ideas city planners have floated for the Adeline Corridor project.