Instead of identifying structures of significance on a case-by-case basis, the city is taking this blanket approach to the downtown Berkeley district. It will send a message to developers: Nothing can be built.
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a hearing tonight on whether to designate 1450 and 1440 Hawthorne city landmarks. In the meantime, the owners have filed a lawsuit against one another.
A several-year effort to designate Campanile Way as a city landmark hit a major bump last month when the City Council reversed a decision by the Landmarks Preservation Commission to do just this.
The project, in its early stages, includes an academic building for the Goldman School of Public Policy and housing for students and faculty.
Staff has asked council to revise a recent landmark designation for Campanile Way, alleging an overreach by the Landmarks Preservation Commission that city law does not support.
The owners of a 1950s home on the landmarked North Berkeley common want to build a partial second-story using the original architect's plans.
In a nod to neighborhood concerns about traffic and parking, cars coming to get serviced at the new site will pull completely inside the building and not sit on the street.
After being defeated two years ago, a group of Berkeley residents is trying once more to landmark the view from the base of Cal's Campanile.
The 120-year-old stucco building at Shattuck Avenue and Blake Street reflects Berkeley's past.
A longstanding Berkeley-based commercial real estate firm is suing the city over its use of landmark status to protect a Northside housing complex, alleging "a lack of supporting evidence" to justify the designation, which raises the bar for structural changes once applied.
Two opponents of the 18-story apartment complex planned for 2211 Harold Way in downtown Berkeley made a case in court Friday that the approval of the 302-unit building should be revisited.
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday, June 14, rejected an appeal to landmark The Village, the eccentric collection of restaurants and small businesses at 2556 Telegraph Ave. A seven-story mixed-use project is planned for the site. In January, the Landmarks Preservation Commission had denied landmark designation to the two-story The Village, which dated in its current form to 1972.