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News and Updates

  •  The Public Review Draft Adeline Corridor Specific Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) will be available in April/May 2019.  There will be multiple opportunities to learn about and provide feedback about the Draft Plan and DEIR at community meetings, as well as meetings of the Planning Commission and other Boards and Commissions in May - June.   More detailed information about specific meeting dates will be announced as location and agendas are confirmed.  
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  • At the upcoming March 6th Planning Commission meeting, the Commission will hear an update about the Adeline Corridor process schedule and review research associated with key plan concepts related to affordable housing and anti-displacement strategies such as: local community preference policies. You may access the agenda and related materials for the March 6th meeting by clicking on the link below, or by copying and pasting the links into your web browser: 
    • Note: the meeting starts at 7pm and it will be held at a special meeting location: the South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street. 

  The schedule below outlines the final work to complete the Adeline Corridor Plan:

  • Public Review Draft Plan and DEIR published
 May - Jun.
  •  45-Day Public Comment Period (as required by the California Environmental Quality Act) 
  •  Presentations to Planning Commission and Other Boards and Commissions
  • Community Open House and Other Community Engagement
Jul. - Aug.
  •  Review of Draft Plan and DEIR feedback, Preparation of Final Environmental Impact Report
  • Potential Draft Plan Revisions and Final Draft and Final Environmental Impact Report published
  •  Initiate public hearings with Planning Commission to prepare recommendation to City Council (early 2020)

*More information about previous events and community engagement is available below in the "Past Meetings and Events" section below.   

Project Overview (Project Description PDF)

In 2015, The City of Berkeley began a community planning process to develop a long-range plan ("specific plan") for the Adeline Corridor (the area along Adeline Street between the Oakland border and Shattuck Avenue, and along south Shattuck Avenue between Adeline Street and Dwight Way. A long-range plan provides a blueprint for the future. It articulates community priorities and sets forth goals, policies and implementation actions.  The plan will serve as a guide for City and other public agency decision-makers, community members and other stakeholders over the next 20 years. The planning effort is funded by a grant from the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) and Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) to promote opportunities to plan for transit-oriented development around BART stations and other high-frequency transit and safe access for all users, including pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and transit riders of all ages and abilities. 

Through a series of community events, stakeholder meetings, and working sessions over the past two years, the community has identified five cross-cutting priorities for the future of the Adeline Corridor:

  • Land use and community character
  • Housing affordability
  • Economic opportunity
  • Transportation
  • Public space

The eventual plan will primarily direct changes in land uses and development (such as zoning changes), and right-of-way improvements.  But it will also address related issues such as housing affordability and economic development. The plan's policies and standards will only apply within the plan area boundary, which includes the street itself, as well as parcels on either side of the street. Although the plan's geographical scope is limited, it will also consider the relationship to the larger South Berkeley neighborhood. Many topics that the plan will address - such as housing affordability, equity, transportation, or jobs and economic development - are also influenced by a range of citywide, regional, and even national factors and trends. Because of this, it will be important to identify which potential planning strategies can be realistically implemented through the Adeline Corridor Specific Plan, and which will depend on a larger citywide or regional strategy. 


Plan documents

Related past plans

Past meetings and events

Environmental Impact Report Process July 2018 - Early 2019

Community Workshops and Events

Jan. 2015 - June 2018

Community Learning Sessions

May 2015 - Apr. 2016



Alisa Shen, Principal Planner | 1947 Center 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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