Scoping Meeting for West Berkeley Project Rescheduled By RICHARD BRENNEMAN

Friday October 14, 2005

The scoping session for preparing the environmental impact report on the proposed condominium and retail development at 740 University Ave., originally scheduled for Thursday night, has been rescheduled. 

The meeting, called to gather the public’s suggestions for issues to be addressed in the document, has been set for Thursday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the second floor conference room of the city Planning Department at 2118 Milvia St. 

The project, by Urban Housing Group of San Mateo, calls for 173 housing units built over ground floor commercial and parking space. 

The project would require destruction of the buildings housing Brennan’s Irish Restaurant and Celia’s Mexican Restaurant. 

The Celia’s building was briefly declared a structure of merit by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, a decision later overturned by the City Council.