Efforts are afoot at City Hall to see if the 18-story, $150 million mixed-use housing complex planned on Harold Way may still, in fact, be viable — even though the developer told the city that he had scrapped the plans.
One project will serve seniors. The other will serve the homeless, veterans, and low-income residents.
Two Berkeley measures have brought in more than $400,000.
Companies that build affordable housing are pouring funds into support of the O and P measures, Realtors are opposing the proposed property transfer tax hike and Wicks is outspending Beckles in the AD15 race.
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 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.
A tent-cabin village and a pet-friendly shelter are included in Mayor Jesse Arreguín and Councilwoman Sophie Hahn’s plan to address Berkeley’s growing homeless population.
City Council has voted to try to find a way to construct buildings made up of tiny stackable units to house those living on Berkeley’s streets.