Berkeley Honda's planned move to the old Any Mountain store finally got through City Council on Tuesday night.
After more than five hours of public comment and council discussion, city officials found themselves deadlocked on a neighborhood appeal to halt Berkeley Honda's attempt to move into the old Any Mountain building on Shattuck Avenue.
Update, Oct. 30: Neighbors filed an appeal in late September. Council may hear that appeal Thursday, Nov. 17, in a special meeting. Stay tuned for updates.
Representatives of Berkeley Honda told the Berkeley City Council earlier this week that its future in the city may be in jeopardy, particularly in light of a new petition filed last week to landmark the building Honda hopes to one day occupy.
More than 50 residents of the LeConte neighborhood turned up for a meeting Wednesday night to hear about Berkeley Honda’s plans to move into the historic Shattuck Avenue building now housing Any Mountain.
Berkeley Honda, which was displaced from its home at 2600 Shattuck Ave. in November, is making plans to move down the street into the building now occupied by Any Mountain, at 2777 Shattuck. Any Mountain has yet to find a new location in the city.
After lying vacant for years, work has begun on a controversial, five-story, 98-unit mixed-use housing development on a lot at the southeast corner of San Pablo and Ashby avenues.
Parker Place, a 155-unit development at Shattuck and Parker, won City Council approval last night after a long development tussle.