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Community Visioning Process for the North Berkeley BART Station Area

On September 30, 2018 Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 2923, a bill that prioritizes transit-oriented development on land owned by BART. The legislation directs the transportation agency to adopt new zoning standards for each BART station as a way of addressing the burgeoning housing crisis. Although BART has the authority to set zoning, it has assured the City of Berkeley that it will work closely with the city and residents to come up with a project that best reflects the desires of the community.

This March 15, Councilmember Linda Maio and I held an initial community meeting to hear resident input on future uses of this site, attended by more than 400 people. Following the meeting, more than 100 residents submitted written input on what should happen with this piece of property. On October 13, we held a visioning event where residents could comment on more than a dozen plans submitted by local urban planners, architects and others in the community. Click here to see all of the design renderings submitted by residents along with community feedback.

The City Council will review all public feedback and hold a workshop in January. It will then give direction to city staff on the parameters of a development and work to develop a Memorandum of Understanding with BART. Thank you everyone for your input and for the hours of work sketching out plans for this property. Although there are many opinions, I am optimistic that we can arrive at a final design that reflects the desire of Berkeley residents.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our office at 510-981-7100.

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