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DAPAC to Review Land Use Policy Tomorrow, By: Suzanne LaBarre

Tuesday March 14, 2006

The Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) meets this Wednesday at 7 p.m. to examine current land use conditions and policy in downtown Berkeley. 

The committee will look at the relationship between major downtown destinations and different retail shops, employment and residential densities, zoning issues, property values, ownership patterns and projects that have been approved or are pending. 

DAPAC has been meeting since November to discuss downtown Berkeley, following a settlement forged between the city and UC Berkeley over developing the area. 

Other topics for consideration Wednesday include the discussion of committee goals and setting up workshops on conceptual options, transportation, historic preservation and environmental quality.  

On April 22, DAPAC is expected to explore concepts for downtown Berkeley. Between May and September, the committee will develop these options. 

Tomorrow’s meeting will be held at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave.