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.
Hundreds of people gathered Thursday night to hear what kind of housing could be built at the North Berkeley BART station. Officials vowed to be as transparent as possible.
Berkeley and BART officials are holding a meeting Thursday night to allay fears and start the discussion about what could be built. There are no current plans to build anything.
Berkeley needs to update its zoning code to create objective standards surrounding whether a proposed project will block a neighbor's sunlight or view. Current code is out of date.
Berkeley should let the entire community develop a positive vision of what we want on the site.