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Scroll for current actions and upcoming events related to housing and mobility in North Berkeley. Brush up on talking points here

North Berkeley BART 

BUSD housing at former Oxford Elementary

Next meeting is March 8

BUSD's 7-11 committee is tasked with advising how the district will use or dispose of the Oxford Elementary School site at 1130 Oxford, a 54,000 sf parcel at the edge of the Berkeley Hills. BUSD has the chance to adopt a plan that develops this property into workforce housing and/or some combination of missing middle housing and low income housing. 


Up to 60 units of 100% affordable workforce housing could be built in this desirable, high-resource neighborhood but many committee members want the district to sell the land. Speak up for teachers living closer to work, for more housing in high resource neighborhoods, for walkable and transit-accessible affordable homes.

Hopkins Street Safety Improvements

The next Hopkins safety improvements meeting is postponed to April 18. More info to come! Learn more about past meetings. Brush up on talking points

Tips for giving public comment or writing letters

Development at North Berkeley BART is not a done deal. We need to speak up not only to make sure it houses lots of people, but we need to speak up to make sure it happens at all! 

There's a small but loud group who are scared of change. They think more neighbors in their neighborhood is a bad thing and want to be able to continue to park their cars wherever they want. These securely housed people are highly motivated to maintain the status quo and have the luxury to go to every meeting. We need to show up too.

Vocabulary

TOD = Transit-Oriented Development

MOU = Memorandum of Understanding

CM = Councilmember

EIR = Environmental Impact Review

ODS = Objective Design Standards