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Department of Public Works
Department of Public Works


Public Works Facilities Management incorporates the principal City functions of Electrical Maintenance and Radio Shop; Building Maintenance and Janitorial Services; and Facilities Improvement Projects. Facilities Management maintains 900,000 square feet of public service facilities including fire stations, and senior centers, public garages, and multi-storied office buildings. The Electrical unit installs and maintains traffic signals, pedestrian controls, and streetlights along public streets, parking lots, pathways, and recreation facilities; and installs and maintains the City’s police and fire vehicle radios, sirens, lighting, and radio system infrastructure, including interface with the new regional public safety radio system. Another function is overseen by the City’s Environmental Compliance Specialist, who manages compliance with all regulatory requirements, and provides direct support and resources for related events.

Facilities Management is also responsible for oversight and coordination of major building projects undertaken by the City of Berkeley. Recent accomplishments are construction of the new Dona Spring Animal Shelter at 1 Bolivar Drive, and the adjacent Touchdown Plaza for the I-80 Bike/Pedestrian Overcrossing.

Property Management - Telegraph Channing Mall

Facilities Management provides Property Management Services for internal City offices; the sale or acquisition of City property; and the rental of commercial space in City-owned buildings, principally the Telegraph Channing Retail Mall. The Mall occupies almost 16,000 square feet of rentable space on the street level of the Telegraph Channing Parking Garage, with 14 retail spaces ranging in size from 420 square feet to over 2,000 square feet. Entrances to the Mall are at both Channing Way and Durant Avenue, just west of Telegraph Avenue.

For additional information on current Telegraph Channing Mall vacancies or other City offices or property available for lease or sale:

  • See Properties Available for Lease/Sale
  • Email Dionne Early
  • Call (510) 981-6453

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    Department of Public Works, 2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
    Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-6300
    (510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
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