Asphalt and car lanes would be replaced with grass, playgrounds, seating and eating areas — transforming what is now concrete into a pedestrian and bicycle pathway.
The renovated plaza will have café tables and chairs, new trees, a sculpture, a sound installation, and a stage for the dozen of live performances planned each month.
These private districts have no accountability and have worked to criminalize the poor and the homeless. Berkeley should disestablish the DBA.
The project is almost a year behind schedule. The heavy rains in 2016-17 caused about 50 rain days. A dispute between the general contractor and some subs has also slowed progress.
Many people are on high alert about political rallies after recent tragic events in Charlottesville.
Downtown business owners and neighbors expressed frustration that a new center for young adults with mental illness and substance abuse problems was approved without public input.
Kate Harrison is a nuts-and-bolts kind of woman and she knows how to focus on getting the best bang for the buck.
Ben Gould is the only candidate who supports housing production for middle and upper-income residents.
Ben Gould, who is running for City Council representing District 4, will make sure that Berkeley sets itself on a course to becoming a truly inclusive community.
Both District 4 Berkeley council hopefuls answer eight questions, posed by the Downtown Berkeley Association, about the future of the downtown.
Tom Dalzell thinks Kate Harrison would preserve the distinctive character of Berkeley.
The Downtown Berkeley Association sent eight questions on the future of downtown to all candidates standing for office. Here are their answers.