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Community Meeting on August 31, 2020

Berkeley, California (Tuesday, August 25, 2020) - Help shape the future of Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations at an online community meeting Monday, August 31.

This will be the first of three community-wide meetings planned for the Ashby and North BART Station Planning project, a collaborative effort between the City of Berkeley and BART. This is a multiyear effort to create community-driven plan to improve access to these stations for everyone and provide much-needed affordable housing.

Online community meeting Monday, August 31

Learn more at the online community meeting on Monday, August 31, 2020 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm. These meeting will be held remotely via Zoom. Use this link to join the meeting.

This meeting is an opportunity to learn more about the project, ask questions of project staff, and provide your input. The presentation will cover:

  • Why we are creating zoning standards now
  • What other development parameters we're considering
  • How these projects will be developed in the future
  • The priorities the City, BART, and community members have already shared about development at these stations
  • How you can be involved

The meeting will also include small group breakout sessions to ensure everyone has a chance to share their thoughts.

Reimagining Berkeley’s BART stations

The project aims to re-imagine these stations as vibrant places that include housing, open space, and community amenities. We are working with BART to create zoning and site planning parameters that reflect a shared community vision for the areas around these stations.

The current phase includes discussion of zoning and site planning parameters such as housing affordability, density, station access and open space requirements. Planning for development at these stations is a multi-year, multi-phase process.

This planning effort builds upon community engagement processes that have been underway for several years, including the City's Draft Adeline Corridor Specific Plan and is supported by a community advisory group.

Stay informed about the project by joining our BART zoning email list.


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