Berkeley says the initiative means property owners can receive a stable rental income while supporting the health of the community.
A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
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.
Berkeley’s zoning board has approved eight medium-to-large housing projects around the city in 2020 totalling 560 units. See the roundup.
It’s been a big week for subsidized housing in Berkeley. And it just got bigger.
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 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.
One major landlord appears to have been misinterpreting emergency laws intended to protect tenants. The City Council added some clarifying language to the law.
Cal is buying 1921 Walnut St. and may tear it down to make way for a student housing complex that can hold 850 to 1,000 students.
Public health workers are going to senior living and skilled nursing facilities.