The City Council unanimously voted to work with BART on the planning process, and established Berkeley's broad vision for the site.
The designer hopes that games such as 'North Berkeley' will help those who play them better identify and understand the concerns of the different constituencies around specific debates.
There are many better sites for building housing than the North Berkeley BART station. San Pablo Avenue corridor is well-suited for multi-family homes, for instance.
BART has the authority to build what it wants at the station, but the City Council and neighbors weighed in this week.
The time has come to tear down the North Berkeley BART parking lot and put up a mixed-use neighborhood center that includes housing and is designed to be compatible with the character of the surrounding residential area.
Another pedestrian was taken to the hospital with a head injury Monday night after being struck by a driver in North Berkeley, authorities report.
A 69-year-old woman walking Friday night near North Berkeley BART was hit by a vehicle and left with serious injuries, authorities report. A 60-year-man was seriously injured in the same area the night before.
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.
Between 2014 and 2017, only 137 units of affordable housing were permitted, while 1,320 market rate units got permits. To correct this imbalance, Berkeley must pass Measure O, increase density & involve community voices.
As long as the North Berkeley BART development meets regional needs while also benefiting the neighborhood, I believe it could be of significant benefit to residents.
The North Berkeley BART station was reopened at around 1 p.m.
A female pedestrian was pinned under a vehicle Tuesday evening during a traffic collision in North Berkeley, authorities report. She is in critical condition.