There is a full slate of five property owner-oriented candidates running for the Berkeley Rent Stabilization Board — and real estate interests are backing them big time.
A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
Six months into the pandemic, businesses set up to serve UC Berkeley see little business. Property owners who usually rent to students have lots of vacancies.
Native Americans and their supporters hope the designation will help them stop a planned 260-unit development at 1900 Fourth St., a lot that is part of the West Berkeley Shellmound.
A 41-unit “group living” project called Poet’s Place was approved Thursday night by a Berkeley zoning board majority.
Those in favor spoke about the house’s beauty and charm, but others raised the issue of a Bay Area housing crisis and exclusionary neighborhoods.
Students are choosing to live at home or withdraw for the semester. Some are still deciding. Of those who stay enrolled, only 3,200 will be able to stay in on-campus housing.
Mayor Jesse Arreguín made the decision to pull the golden duplex item after so many council members recused themselves that it made it difficult to move the issue forward.
The City Council will look tonight at whether to place a measure on the November ballot eliminating the rent control exemption for golden duplexes.
The house was moved a few blocks to make way for construction of a new 37-unit building on Bancroft Way between Shattuck Avenue and Milvia Street.
Berkeley’s zoning board has approved eight medium-to-large housing projects around the city in 2020 totalling 560 units. See the roundup.
It’s been a big week for subsidized housing in Berkeley. And it just got bigger.