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Developer Kennedy is doing a good thing with the New Arts Theater

Victor Pineda Cal Grad, Former Student Senator and Berkeley Resident
Thursday April 04, 2002



I commend Patrick Kennedy for his insight and vision in creating beautiful mixed use “ACCESSIBLE” space. The New Arts Theater will be another contribution to create more “Berkeley Space.” Berkeley space is cultural space, artistic space, space for low income residents, and accessible and livable space for the disability community. 

As a disabled resident it gives me great pleasure to see an active developer like Patrick Kennedy creating space for low-income/disabled students and residents to find Close, Affordable, and Livable Housing. His work is VITAL for me and others, 20 percent of his units are set aside for low-income and disabled residents. 

Graduating from Cal, and trying to join the community is not easy. Finding accessible housing in Berkeley is very difficult, finding livable accessible apartment near campus is next to impossible. The spaces that Panoramic interests have created are award winning designs that have taken access seriously. 

We can not overlook that quality of life starts with the home. And it is this quality of life that Kennedy brings to our disabled community members. 

We should all support the creation of this space because for some of us this space did not exist before. 


Victor Pineda  

Cal Grad, Former Student Senator 

and Berkeley Resident