The parcel is being marketed as the Berkeley Innovation & Technology Park. It is one of three large parcels in West Berkeley that are currently for sale.
Zoning codes clustered single-family homes in neighborhoods like Thousand Oaks and the Elmwood and allowed duplexes on the flats, creating a city stratified by wealth and race. Officials may change this.
Dozens gathered to discuss what should be done with the 8.3-acre site near Second Street. Most said it must be preserved for manufacturing uses to keep Berkeley a diverse place in which to live.
Several council members have asked the city to study the impacts of letting more Berkeley property owners add a unit, or several, to single-family lots to help address the regional housing crisis and climate change.
The small hotel is slated to open at an intersection near North Berkeley BART after stalled planning and a recession left the site vacant for more than 10 years.
BART has the authority to build what it wants at the station, but the City Council and neighbors weighed in this week.
A flood of building permits has strained the department, which is now overhauling its practices to be more responsive to applicants.
ZAB had sound reasons for denying the application to build a five-story mixed-use building at 3000 Shattuck and Council members should deny the appeal slated to be discussed at tonight's Council meeting.
Measure O will raise $135M in bonds that can be leveraged to bring in $500M to build more affordable housing for very-low-income, low-income, and moderate-income people.
UC Berkeley wants to upgrade the sand volleyball courts to comply with Title IX regulations, but some neighbors say that will conflict with covenants the university agreed to.
The city was not swayed by the developers' appeal for a 260-unit complex with 130 affordable apartments.
The application for a housing complex on the Spenger's parking lot — which has faced opposition from Native American activists — is now in the property owners' hands.
The city of Berkeley says the owner of 1698 University Ave. failed to meet conditions of a project permit for the site, including the preservation of trees.