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Thanks to all of you who visited the Re-Imagine Adeline exhibit, we had a great turnout!

Stay tuned, we will send out another message in the next month when a summary of the questionnaire responses will be available on this website.

All the exhibit materials will remain accessible online throughout the planning process: boards, videos and pictures of the models. 

Some additional information about the exhibit:

  • The City re-launched the community planning process to develop a specific plan for the Adeline/South Shattuck corridor with a public exhibit called “Re-Imagine Adeline”. 
  • It was an exhibit of display boards and 3-dimensional models created to help visualize potential changes to the Adeline Street Corridor.
  • The exhibit tied together detailed community input collected and technical analysis conducted over the past two years into three coherent visions for the street and public space in the Adeline Corridor.  It also provided the background about the planning processes that informed the display, as well as information about the next steps.   
  • This public exhibit was a way for us to check-in with you and confirm what we've heard thus far.  Your feedback will provide the information needed for the City and a new consultant team (to be selected) to move into the next phase of the planning process: to work with you to develop a preferred concept for the Adeline/South Shattuck right-of-way and a draft Specific Plan for the area. 
  • The exhibit was originally on display for a week in the lobby of Ed Roberts Campus from 1/28 to 2/4, and then again from March 25th to 31st. 

Exhibit Materials:

A. Short Narrated Videos:  If you have the time, we encourage you to view the short narrated videos that provide an overview and walk you through the exhibit.  

Three Futures  //  What if & What Next  //  Video Scripts (1. Three Futures, 2. What-Ifs)

B. Exhibit Boards (PDFs):

Introduction    //    History    //    Adeline Speaks     //     Three Futures    //    What If & What Next

C. Photos of Models (jpegs): 

“Three Futures” models:   A. Gardens and Parks   //    B. Gates and Gateways    //   C. Key Route    

“What Ifs” models: Northern Gateway: Redwoods   //   Ashby BART  //   Southern Gateway  

D. Street Sections:

Northern Gateway Redwoods    //    AshStreet Sections 2by BART    //    Southern Gateway


 Process + Schedule: 


In 2014, the City of Berkeley applied for and received a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) to prepare a plan for Adeline Street and the southern part of Shattuck Avenue.  The grant program is specifically geared toward cities with BART stations and high-frequency bus routes.  Berkeley's grant may only be used for one purpose-to create a shared vision for development along Adeline Street and South Shattuck Avenue (including the Ashby BART station), leading to a detailed strategy for achieving that vision. 

The planning process began in April 2015.  Between April 2015 and May 2016, more than 1,000 community members answered surveys, attended meetings and workshops to discuss the future of the street and the Adeline/South Shattuck neighborhood.  At the same time, a team of consultants collected data about the area.  The City is now launching the next phase of the project which will begin with identifying a preferred concept of the Adeline Street right-of-way.  It will culminate in 2018 with a specific plan for the area along Adeline between Oakland and Shattuck, and along south Shattuck Avenue between Adeline and Dwight Way (as shown below in the Plan Area map).

process diagram adeline


Project Description   

Adeline Corridor Plan Area Aerial Map

Existing Conditions Report


Front Cover (21 MB)
Commonly Used Abbreviation and Table of Contents (233 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction (3 MB)
Chapter 2: Community Input (6 MB)
Chapter 3: Demographics and Economics (3 MB)
Chapter 4: Land Use and Urban Design (18 MB)
Chapter 5: Mobility and Parking (3 MB)
Chapter 6: Infrastructure (4 MB)
Back Cover (48 KB)

Appendix A: Community Input (21 MB) - You can download the full Appendix A or download individual sections linked below (A1-A8).

A1: ACOT Meeting Summaries (2 MB)
A2: IDEA Center Materials (4 MB)
A3: Pop-Up Event (2 MB)
A4: Walking/Bike Tour(4 MB)
A5: Community Event Flyers (5 MB)
A6: YSA - PhotoVOICE Projects (12 MB)
A7: Opportunity and Needs Survey Instruments and Raw Data(2 MB)
A8: Business Survey(450 KB)

Appendix B: Excerpt of South Berkeley Plan (1990) – History (1 MB)
Appendix C: Infrastructure/Utility Plan (7 MB)







 Adeline Corridor Plan Area Map (PDF, 17"x7")
The City of Berkeley will study improvements to the Adeline Corridor area (Adeline from Ward to the Oakland border and a small section of South Shattuck from Dwight Way to Ward Street). The Plan will provide a strategy for a “complete community” in South Berkeley, using quality design to create neighborhood structure with livable features and services. 

Objectives of the planning process include:

  • Identifying community goals, including but not limited to, affordable housing, local jobs, historic preservation, and an arts district
  • Identifying priorities for physical improvements, such as a cohesive streetscape design, public art, pedestrian safety, improved connectivity and increased accessibility, and “complete” streets
  • Identifying opportunity sites to help achieve these community goals
  • Better positioning the City to receive funding for physical improvements along the Corridor 

Community Engagement + Meetings 

The community engagement process to shape the Plan will include multiple opportunities to participate and to share your thoughts about the future of the Adeline Corridor.

Community Engagement Values


  •  Open and inclusive  
  •  Transparent   
  •  Culturally sensitive  
  •  Responsive to community needs   
  •  Multiple ways to engage  
  •  Community Workshops  
  •  Community IDEA Center  
  •  Community Focus Groups and Interviews  
  •  Participation at Community Festivals and Events (e.g. Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, South Berkeley Farmers Market, Ashby Flea Market, etc.)  
  •  Community Surveys  
  •  Public meetings of City Commissions    

The Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT).  Members of the community who volunteered to be part of the ACOT are working with the Planning Team to help us engage as many people as possible in the planning process.  Specifically, ACOT members will:

    • Shape community involvement opportunities
    • Conduct active outreach to the community
    • Share ideas and input on community preferences
    • Raise community awareness of the planning process
    • Inform community members of major milestones and planning decisions

Presentation outlining the Role and Responsibilities of the ACOT.
List of community members participating in ACOT.

There will be up to five ACOT meetings over the course of the planning process scheduled in conjunction with major project milestones.  All ACOT meetings are open to the public. 





Meeting Materials


Community Workshop #2 – Building a Plan Together: Options for the Adeline Corridor - Transportation Options and Options for Public Land (Right-of-way and publicly-owned parcels) South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10am - 1:30pm

Press release
Blank Comment Form 
Submitted Comment Forms

Poster Boards and Maps:

Workshop Summary and Appendices

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Meeting #3 South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mobile IDEA Center: Malcolm X Elementary School Spring Fair Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince St Saturday, May 7, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Community Learning Session #3  Complete Streets 101: Placemaking, Mobility and Parking South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 am – 12 pm 
Flyer: half-page, full-page
Presentation (PDF)


Submitted Comment Forms

Information Boards:

"Design Your Adeline/South Shattuck" activity:

Community Learning Session #2  Zoning and Planning 101 Harriet Tubman Terrace, 2870 Adeline Street Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 am – 12 pm 

Meeting Summary
Presentation (PDF)
Submitted Comment Forms

Community Learning Session #1  – Affordable Housing 101: What does it take to build and how do we get more of it?  

South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 am  12 pm

Meeting Summary
Blank Comment Form
Submitted Comment Forms

Presentation Files (PDF):


Community Visioning Workshop &

Community Pop-Up Event #2

Community Room at Harriet Tubman Terrace (2870 Adeline St)

Street and sidewalk area in front of Harriet Tubman Terrace (2870 Adeline St)

Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm    


Saturday, August 29, 2015
1:00 am – 4:00 pm  

2015-08-29 Flyer

2015-08-29 Workshop Summary
2015-08-29 Workshop Summary Appendices

8/29 Workshop Materials:

Poster Boards:

Small Group Session Handouts:

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Meeting #2 South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. (@Ashby) Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:30am – 12:30pm 

7-11-15 Agenda
7-11-15 Powerpoint Presentation 
7-11-15 ACOT Meeting #2 Summary

Adeline Corridor Plan Booth at the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Adeline Corridor Plan Booth near the Main Stage, on Adeline Street between Ashby and Alcatraz Avenues Sunday, June 21, 2015
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Please Note: the Festival hours are 11am to 7pm)
Community Pop-Up Event #1 Intersection of Adeline and Fairview Streets     Saturday, June 13, 2015
10am – 4pm


Community Pop-Up Event #1 Summary
Walking/Bike Tour Summary

Interactive Walking and Biking Tour Descriptions

Self-Guided Tour Guidebooks:
Walking Tour # 1: Lorin‐Adeline‐Ashby
Walking Tour # 2: North Adeline‐Ashby‐Shattuck
Bike Tour: Adeline‐South Shattuck 

Self-Guided Tour Online Comment Forms:
Walking Tour # 1 Online Comment Form
Walking Tour # 2 Online Comment Form
Bike Tour Online Comment Form

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Meeting #1 South Branch Library Meeting Room  
1901 Russell St (@M.L.K. Jr. Way) 
Saturday, May 16, 2015  
10:30am – 12:30pm

5-16-15 Agenda 
5-16-15 Powerpoint Presentation 
5-16-15 ACOT Meeting #1 Summary

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Information Session


Sports Basement Community Room (2727 Milvia Street) Saturday, April 11, 2015  
Noon – 2pm

4-11-15 Agenda 
4-11-15 Powerpoint Presentation 
4-11-15 ACOT Information Session Summary

Kick-Off Community Forum

South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. (@Ashby)
Saturday, January 31, 2015  
10am – Noon  

1-31-15 Announcement  
Presentation, Planning Dept.
Presentation, Office of Economic Development 
1-31-15 Community Forum Summary


Plan Documents 


MTC Priority Development Area Grant Application  

Related Plans

Past Reports 

Student Work:



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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