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See exhibits from March workshops and give input

Berkeley, California (Thursday, May 17, 2018) - Give input using the City's online forum on the key elements of the Adeline Corridor, where the City has been leading a community engagement effort to develop a vision for the area.

The online forum leads people through a series of exhibits identifying key planning issues, which were 2018-03-08-planning-adeline-corridor-north-south-minipresented to the public in March through a series of workshops and open houses. 

Whether you attended those events or are seeing them for the first time, use our forum to weigh in.

The City's engagement plan seeks to ultimately create a "Specific Plan" that articulates a vision with specific recommended goals and actions for the area, a corridor that extends from Adeline Street to a southern portion of Shattuck Avenue. 

After conducting dozens of workshops, forums, small focus groups, regular meetings and other events since 2015, the plan will focus on actions that advance these objectives:

  • Housing affordability and preventing displacement
  • Economic opportunity, especially for local community members and small businesses
  • Honoring South Berkeley's heritage as a cultural and historical center for Berkeley and the East Bay's Black/African American and Japanese American communities
  • Attractive and enhanced public space
  • Safe and sustainable transportation for all ages, abilities and modes of travel

The "tools" that a Specific Plan can employ to advance these objectives are mainly land use/zoning changes and design recommendations for the public right-of-way. The plan can make broader policy and program recommendations. The plan will put the City in a better position to apply for grants and to secure other funding to implement plan recommendations.  

Staff have facilitated a public process intended to empower the community with tools to help shape the plan by providing multiple opportunities and avenues for sharing input about potential plan recommendations. These engagement efforts, as with the rest of this project, are structured to increase inclusion and equity.  The complete project website with all materials can be found on the Adeline Corridor Project website.

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 described 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. 

The effort is grant funded by Bay Area Metro (BAM), formerly known as the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG). 

Use our forum and weigh in.



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