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Next Steps: Develop the Draft Plan and analyze potential environmental issues

Over the last several months, we’ve gathered a great deal of community input through stakeholder meetings and the recent Open House, which took place at the Ed Roberts Campus (March 10 - 23, 2018) and online (May 17 - June 3, 2018) using the City's "Berkeley Considers" forum. Hundreds of visitors contributed comments at the in-person and online forums. These discussions have resulted in a draft vision, principles, and preliminary concepts that will serve as a basis for the Draft Plan.  

As we draft the plan, we will be analyzing potential environmental impacts and preparing a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), as required by the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This work represents Phase 3 of our Planning Process.

At this time, you may send us your comments about possible environmental impacts that should be studied and/or ways in which potential adverse effects might be minimized. Written comments can be sent on or before Monday, August, 6 the following ways:

  • By mail to Alisa Shen, Principal Planner, Planning and Development Department, 1947 Center Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704; or
  • By email to ashen@cityofberkeley.info 

There will be multiple opportunities to provide additional input later in the process on both the Draft Plan and the DEIR (in early 2019), and then on the Final Plan and Final EIR (in spring 2019). For more detailed information, see the Adeline Corridor Specific Plan Notice of Preparation (NOP) and this presentation from the EIR Scoping Session at the July Planning Commission Meeting. 

Related Community Meeting

Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Councilmember Ben Bartlett, and BART Director Lateefah Simon are hosting a Community Meeting to discuss a long-term vision for the Ashby BART Station Area. The meeting will be on Thursday, August 2 from 6:30pm – 9pm at Longfellow Middle School, 1500 Derby Street. See the meeting flyer for more details.

Stay in touch! 

There will be continued community engagement and meetings as part of the remainder of the planning process. More detailed information about specific meeting dates and other project updates will be announced as location and agendas are confirmed. Stay connected with us! Click here to sign up to receive automatic emails to inform you about all project updates and meetings/events.

 

Project Overview (Project Description PDF)

In 2015, The City of Berkeley began a community planning process to develop a long-range plan ("specific plan") for the Adeline Corridor (the area along Adeline Street between the Oakland border and Shattuck Avenue, and along south Shattuck Avenue between Adeline Street and Dwight Way (see Plan Area map). A specific plan provides a blueprint for the future and an opportunity for the community to express its priorities. The specific plan also serves as a guide for public and private investment in the area. The planning effort is funded in part by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to promote opportunities to plan for transit-oriented development around BART stations and other high-frequency transit and safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. The planning process is expected to culminate in a specific plan and EIR in late 2018/early 2019.

Through a series of community events, stakeholder meetings, and working sessions over the past two years, the community has identified five cross-cutting priorities for the future of the Adeline Corridor:

  • Housing affordability
  • Economic opportunity
  • Transportation
  • Public space
  • Community character and land use

The eventual plan will primarily direct changes in land uses and development (such as zoning changes), and right-of-way improvements.  But it will also address related issues such as housing affordability and economic development. The plan's policies and standards will only apply within the plan area boundary, which includes the street itself, as well as parcels on either side of the street. Although the plan's geographical scope is limited, it will also consider the relationship to the larger South Berkeley neighborhood. Many topics that the plan will address - such as housing affordability, equity, transportation, or jobs and economic development - are also influenced by a range of citywide, regional, and even national factors and trends. Because of this, it will be important to identify which potential planning strategies can be realistically implemented through the Adeline Corridor Specific Plan, and which will depend on a larger citywide or regional strategy. 

 

Plan documents

Related past plans

Past meetings and events

Environmental Impact Report Process July 2018 - Early 2019  

Community Workshops and Events

Jan. 2015 - June 2018


 
Community Learning Sessions

May 2015 - Apr. 2016


 

 

Contact

Alisa Shen, Principal Planner | 1947 Center Street, 2nd Fl., Berkeley CA 94704  Email: ashen@cityofberkeley.info | Phone: 510.981.7409 | Fax: 510.981.7420 Project website: www.cityofberkeley.info/adelinecorridor 

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