The four-story apartment complex on Walnut Street sits on land that might become part of a new 850-bed student housing project known as the Gateway.
Eviction moratoriums provide some temporary relief for tenants who can’t pay rent. But everyone from those renters to corporate landlords are still feeling worried about the future.
The building would be part of a complex that could house as many as 1,200 students and 125 community members who need supportive housing. Cal is seeking public comment through April 27.
Council was set to vote on whether to require developers to include affordable housing units in their projects downtown and in parts of South and West Berkeley. The item was postponed.
Unions want to be able to continue building and argue their workers can follow social distancing rules.
The Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act has not even reached the City Council, but it’s already generating plenty of controversy, and support.
Cooperative Center will move so that a 100% affordable housing project, which includes units for tenants who were formerly homeless, can be built.
On Thursday, Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín and housing advocates announced what they described as a “first in the state housing policy” called the Tenant Opportunity to Purchase Act. Watch live video here.
Local developers have set their eyes on South Berkeley and put forward their vision for at least two new buildings where Walgreens and True Value now operate.
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.
First-time home buyers can apply for one of the six units on San Pablo Avenue.
“This is a beginning of a process,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín told a passionate crowd Tuesday.