The commission says the percentage is not a requirement, but an aspiration. Community and BART talks are ongoing.
Berkeley’s efforts to help lead the charge to build hundreds of new apartments at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations have landed the city at the top of the transit agency’s list for short-term development plans.
The city of Berkeley is forging ahead with plans to rethink Civic Center Park and has asked the public to weigh in.
The city has asked the community to help reimagine how Civic Center works with the goal of transforming it from a largely empty space into Berkeley’s “main square.”
A group of local residents celebrated three years ago when plans for a Verizon cell site in their neighborhood were dropped. Now, many of them are back at it.
It will take a year for changes to come before the Berkeley City Council, but they could include room for three more high-rise residential buildings.
“This is a beginning of a process,” Mayor Jesse Arreguín told a passionate crowd Tuesday.
A number of property owners are challenging how the city assesses special taxes. They believe they have been overcharged and are seeking redress.
The California Restaurant Association filed a lawsuit against the city of Berkeley in federal court Thursday over its decision in July to ban natural gas in many new buildings.
The sale transfers 314 units around downtown that mostly house students and could bring over $4 million in transfer taxes to the city.
Since 2014, there have been 1,022 housing units built, across 17 projects, according to the latest “housing pipeline” report issued by the city. About 842 units, in 15 projects, are expected to be done by 2020.
The city of Berkeley will no longer allow natural gas pipes in many new buildings starting Jan. 1, 2020. It’s the first city in California to pass such a law, officials said.