Berkeley Honda's planned move to the old Any Mountain store finally got through City Council on Tuesday night.
Is the plan to put a Honda dealership in the Le Conte neighborhood really moving us towards the city we all want to be a part of now and in the future?
Berkeley Honda provides living wages and union jobs to 50+ employees. By voting not to allow it to move into new premises, Berkeley's mayor is failing middle-class workers.
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.
More than 200 neighbors have signed a petition against Berkeley Honda moving into their area.
Berkeley has two proposals for development at a location in a Priority Development Area (PDA), which the city has designated for new housing near transit.
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.
The city of Berkeley unveiled its preliminary existing conditions report for the Adeline Corridor planning project at a packed community meeting Saturday, Aug. 29.
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.