Citing the "tremendous" need for new housing in Berkeley, and its location near BART along key transit lines, officials overturned a zoning board vote to reject a five-story "co-housing" project at Shattuck and Ashby.
Randy Shaw argues more apartment complexes must be built in neighborhoods like the Elmwood and Thousand Oaks to ensure teachers and nurses can afford to live here. He will talk at Books Inc. on Thursday.
Zoning board members got their first chance to weigh in on plans for a new 12-story building proposed on Shattuck at Berkeley Way. Their advice? Have some fun with the design so it reflects more of Berkeley's quirkiness.
A new affordable housing project for seniors, on land at Oxford and Cedar streets donated by — and next to — All Souls Episcopal Parish, won unanimous approval Thursday night from Berkeley's zoning board.
ZAB had sound reasons for denying the application to build a five-story mixed-use building at 3000 Shattuck and Council members should deny the appeal slated to be discussed at tonight's Council meeting.
Zoning board commissioners somewhat regretfully approved a new five-story building in South Berkeley on Thursday, noting that state law largely tied their hands as far as changes they could make to the project.
James Riseman bought a dilapidated four-plex in Berkeley last year and modernized it. The incentive to maintain apartments will decline if vacancy control is reinstated.
If state Proposition 10 passes, Berkeley's system of rent control – and the role of the Rent Board – could change dramatically.
An eight-story student housing complex on Bancroft Way, to include about 330 beds, has been approved by Berkeley's zoning board right across the street from the Cal campus.
Thursday night, Berkeley's zoning board approved an 18-story mixed-use building at the downtown Walgreens site, set to bring 274 new apartments to the city.
BART must determine the zoning for stations by 2020 and Berkeley must update its zoning to reflect that by 2022. One-third of the housing must be affordable and there are height limits.
Berkeley should use a prefabricated metal building like those used for aircraft hangars to construct a shelter. Land isn't a problem — the building can be put up on a little-used portion of a street.
Most ADUs are not rented to low-income tenants. They may be more affordable than larger units but in California, they can't be counted toward the creation of new low-income housing, a study shows