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March 16, 2018, 11:07 AM
Use the City of Berkeley's online forum to help Council decide whether to modify development standards for rear-yard, second dwelling units in R-1A zoning districts.
The modifications would change the Zoning Ordinance to:
- Restrict rear Main Buildings to two stories, with a maximum average height of 22 feet (where the zoning currently allows Main Buildings up to 28 feet by right and up to 35 feet with a Use Permit);
- Increase the side yard setback for a rear Main Building to 6 feet, where the current requirement is 4 feet;
- Limit reductions in the rear yard setback to between 20 and 12 feet from the rear property line, where currently a reduction can be granted to as little as zero feet;
- Create a minimum separation between Main Buildings on a property matching that of the R-2 District (there currently is no such provision in the R-1A District); and
- Apply all changes consistently throughout the R-1A District, i.e. in both the West Berkeley and the Westbrae portions of the R-1A District.
March 2, 2018, 4:34 PM
Use the City of Berkeley's online forum to help Council decide whether to establish a more specific process and more precise standards for evaluating "significant community benefit" packages for downtown buildings exceeding 75 feet.
The proposal Council is considering on March 13 would also rescind Resolution No. 67,172, which, in 2015, established a process and standards for evaluating "significant community benefit" packages for downtown buildings over 75 feet.
February 16, 2018, 5:00 PM
Use the City of Berkeley's online forum to inform whether the City Council should ask the Transportation Commission to draft an ordinance preventing an individual owner from parking "many multiples" of vehicles on any given street or contiguous streets.
Should the council make such a referral, the Transportation Commission would then draft an ordinance that would come back to Council for final approval.
February 6, 2018, 1:20 PM
Use the City of Berkeley's online forum to help inform the City Council as they consider a number of changes to the City's "residential preferential parking" program.
The proposed changes would:
- expand the number of areas eligible to apply for Residential Preferential Parking
- allow the program in Mixed-Use Residential zones
- cap the number of annual permits residents may purchase
- raise permit fees to eliminate the Program's operating deficit.
- authorize new meters in West Berkeley to manage commercial parking adjacent to residences in mixed-use areas.
September 22, 2017, 3:57 PM
With a series of provocative speakers coming to UC Berkeley next week, protests and counter-protests are possible.
The question for our Berkeley community is how best to respond. For City administration, the perspective is clear: separate yourself from violence and don't become an actor in someone else's media campaign.
To start a community-wide dialogue about this, we’ve created a moderated online forum to post your views – and consider others.