The city of Berkeley on Monday will hold the first of three community meetings to discuss planning for the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations.
The meetings are part of a collaborative effort by the city and BART to collect public input and “create a community-driven plan to improve access to these stations for everyone and provide much-needed affordable housing,” the city said in an announcement.
Monday’s session, which will be held online via Zoom from 6-8:30 p.m., will offer information about the Ashby and North Berkeley BART project, zoning standards being created, other development guidelines being considered, and other aspects involved in re-imagining the two stations.
The city said:
“The project aims to re-imagine these stations as vibrant places that include housing, open space, and community amenities. We are working with BART to create zoning and site planning parameters that reflect a shared community vision for the areas around these stations.”
The meetings are part of “a multi-year, multi-phase process,” the city said, with the current phase including “discussion of zoning and site planning parameters such as housing affordability, density, station access and open space requirements.”