Objective Design Standards
at North Berkeley BART

North Berkeley BART will have "Objective Design Standards" with input from the community

Not sure what ODS are? You’re not alone! Here’s how BART explains them:

The Objective Design Standards will be the rules approved by the City of Berkeley to govern how the developer designs the new buildings to be constructed on each BART property. These standards will set additional limits on what kind of construction can be built on the properties, and city planning staff will review the architect’s designs for consistency with the standards. If the TOD qualifies for streamlined approvals under AB 2923, as expected, then it will be eligible to be approved via this staff-level review rather than at boards, commissions, or City Council. The Objective Design Standards will be developed through an inclusive process that will include input from residents and other stakeholders, and will be finalized for each station individually following the selection of a developer.

We should start thinking about what kinds of “additional limits” on the design will lead to a more viable project, a more beautiful building, more affordable homes, public spaces that thrive instead of whither. Bring your best ideas to the upcoming ODS meetings!

Next ODS meeting is TBD, watch this space for updates

We are so close to paradise instead of a parking lot.
Keep it up, let's do this!

Scroll down to learn about previous ODS meetings (most recent at the top, oldest at the bottom)

Dec 1 & 5: North Berkeley BART Objective Design Standards

From City of Berkeley:

The Office Hours sessions offer an opportunity for community members to ask additional questions and provide feedback to the materials covered in the first ODS Community Meeting. The Office Hours sessions are informal, drop-in events for community members. There will be no staff presentations and no new material will be introduced.

Check out the presentation from the ODS meeting on Nov 16 here

ODS Office Hours #1
(Zoom Only)

Thursday, Dec 1, 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
On-Line: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83922787814
Phone-In: (669) 900-6833
Meeting ID: 839 2278 7814

ODS Office Hours #2
(In Person Only)

Monday, Dec 5, 2022
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
West Berkeley Branch Library
Community Room
1125 University Avenue

November 16, 2022: ODS #1

Agenda | Presentation

In June the city of Berkeley and BART entered into another agreement that sets up a process to give everyone a better sense of what the actual development at North Berkeley BART will look like. This is an important phase as we will be looking at the actual development for many years to come!

Wednesday, November 16, 7-9pm
Join via Zoom or phone: (669) 900 6833
Meeting ID: 818 0401 9386 Meeting Password: 092751