One project will serve seniors. The other will serve the homeless, veterans, and low-income residents.
Tension was high Tuesday night as the Berkeley City Council debated interim uses for the Premier Cru site and plans to build homeless housing on the Berkeley Way parking lot.
Berkeley, already among the most expensive places to build in the East Bay, just raised the price tag for developers who do not include affordable units on site.
Berkeley officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to prioritize a plan to build what was described as the city's largest ever supportive housing development for the homeless.
City staff say there are too many referred projects designed to ease Berkeley's housing affordability crisis, and priorities need to be set.