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Adeline Corridor Specific Plan  -    [more...]

Housing Element - City of Berkeley 2015-2023 Housing Element [more...]

Adopted Plans, Completed Reports, and Ordinances -

  • Downtown Berkeley Design Guidelines (2012) 
  • Southside Plan (2011)
  • Housing Element of the General Plan (2015)
  • Creeks Ordinance Administration (2004)
  • Berkeley General Plan (2003)
  • Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2000)
  • South Shattuck Strategic Plan (1997)
  • University Avenue Strategic Plan (1996)
  • West Berkeley Plan (1993)
  • Downtown Plan (1990)
  • South Berkeley Area Plan and Appendices (1990)
  • Waterfront Master Plan (1986)
  • [more...]

    Downtown Area Plan - DAP Home Page Header 
    home  |  previous versions  eir  |  related reports |  maps  |  archive  [more...]

    Welcome to the Southside Plan Page - News and Updates | Southside Plan | Zoning Ordinance Update - Project Overview | Process and Timeline | Opportunities for Public Input | Plan Documents | Previous Versions | Stay Connected  [more...]

    The West Berkeley Plan (1993) - This plan aims at reinforcing the dynamic mix of industrial, office, arts and crafts, residential, retail and institutional activities in this vital district of the city. The document is the result of a unique planning process initiated by an informal committee sponsored by the Planning Commission, consisting of artists, laborers, residents, environmentalists, manufacturers, retailers, church groups, and community service organizations. This plan is also available for purchase at the Planning and Development Department at 2120 Milvia Street for $10. [more...]

    Panoramic Hill Project: Modifications to ES-R Zoning District - The City Council is scheduled to consider modifications to the ESR (Panoramic Hill) zoning regulation on April 27, 2010.  The staff report for the ordinance will be available on the City Council agenda website on the Thursday before the meeting (April 22, 2010).  The draft revised ordinance is found below.  [more...]

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