Livable Berkeley reviews specific private and public development proposals and works with the city and project proponents to incorporate smart growth principles into proposal development projects. The review and advocacy process includes three components:
• Livable Berkeley invites project proponents to present their development proposals to Livable Berkeley early in the planning and permitting process, ideally even before a formal application is presented. At these presentations, Livable Berkeley gives suggestions to project proponents to help to improve the project to meet Livable Berkeley’s goals.
• Livable Berkeley reviews projects for which formal applications have been submitted. It endorse those projects that meet its goals, and opposes those that contradict its goals.
• Once it endorses or opposes a project, Livable Berkeley writes letters about it, encourages members to contact decision-makers, and sends speakers to speak at public hearings.
Find the Project Review Criteria sheet here (.pdf format, 48K)
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In April of 2006 the Project Review Committee reviewed a presentation by the Citizens for Strawberry Creek Plaza. The committee had several ideas for advancing the discussion about how to open Strawberry Creek and create a public plaza on Center Street in downtown Berkeley.LETTER
In February of 2006 the Project Committee reviewed presentations by the BUSD School Board President and concerned Derby Street nieghbors about the proposed Derby Street Playing Fields. The committee made RECOMMENDATIONS to the School Board and the City Council. Committee members are currently working to bring all concerned parties together for further discussion.
In December of 2005 the Project Review Committee reviewed a proposed mixed use development at 1950 Martin Luther Kind Blvd. The committee noted numerous changes made by the developers in response to earlier critique, and strongly supported the final plan. This project goes before the Zoning Adjustments Board on April 27th 2006. Please join the committee in supporting this project. LETTER OF SUPPORT
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Chairs: Jennifer Phelps/Peter Levitt email