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Use the City's online forum ("Berkeley Considers") to weigh in - the current survey will close on Sunday, June 3rd.    

If you missed the interactive exhibits or workshops presented to the public at the March Open House at Ed Roberts, they have been adapted to an online format to provide an additional opportunity for you to provide input. 

The online Open House will be available from May 17 - June 3.   After that we will prepare a summary of feedback to share back with the community. 

PDFs of the blank exhibit boards and handouts:

Over the next 12 months, the process to complete the Specific Plan and conduct the associated environmental review will occur as follows:

  • Summer 2018: Further refined content and ideas in the five key topic areas (listed above) which will form the basis for writing a draft plan
  • Fall/Winter 2018: Draft Plan and Environmental Impact Report
  • Spring 2019: Final Plan and Environmental Impact Report to the Planning Commission and City Council

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 between Oakland and Shattuck, and along south Shattuck Avenue between Adeline and Dwight Way (see Plan Area map). A long-range plan provides a blueprint for the future, an opportunity for the community to express its priorities, and 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 (highlighted on the previous page), 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

Community Workshops and Events January 2015-March 2017
Community Learning Sessions May 2015-April 2016


Alisa Shen, Principal Planner | 2120 Milvia 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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