About future development at North Berkeley BART station:
Due to state law AB2923 (passed and signed into law in 2018), the North Berkeley BART station is very likely going to change. That process has begun both at BART and at the city level.
There are no proposals on the table at the moment, as the city of Berkeley has approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BART as part of a rezoning process and formed a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to inform the zoning.
About North Berkeley Now!:
Starting in early 2018, several neighbors had been meeting to discuss what we'd like to see happen at the North Berkeley BART station. Some of us coalesced around the idea that there’s an opportunity to have a beautifully-designed development that provides lots of homes for new neighbors at all income levels, with thoughtful design that could make it safer to get around without a car.
In March 2019 dozens of people donated money to order yard signs that declared “Yes on Our Parking Lot”. On September 23, 2019 we renamed ourselves North Berkeley Now! With over 300 neighbors on our list, we are changing the conversation about making room in North Berkeley for more neighbors. In March 2018 the question was "whether" we should build homes at North Berkeley BART and now in 2021 it's "how many" and "how soon."
We are all unpaid volunteers. Every dollar we spend (on yard signs, mostly) comes from crowd-funded donations. If you want to help, donate here. Early in 2021 a survey of North Berkeley Now! supporters showed interest in expanding our scope so we've started advocating for bike lanes and zoning changes that allow for more apartments.
Organizations we work with:
North Berkeley Now! founding members:
Libby & Chris Lee-Egan
Mark Rhoades, AICP
May Yun Meng
Sara Fain & Jaime Orozco