Berkeley residents will have another chance to weigh on with their visions of the future of downtown Berkeley during a Saturday workshop at the Berkeley Public Library.
The Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) has scheduled a session to hear the public’s views of planning and design options starting at 10 a.m. and running until 12:30 p.m.
DAPAC must complete the new city center plan, mandated in the settlement of a city lawsuit challenging the legality of UC Berkeley’s latest Long Range Development Plan, by the end of November, when the Planning Commission will commence its review of the document.
“We’ll begin with brief presentations from our subcommittees.” said Matt Taecker, the city planner hired to work on the new downtown plan. “We’ll highlight areas where there has been agreement” and explain where there hasn’t been.
Following the presentations, members of the public can sit at their choice of tables dealing with specific planning issues, including Center Street, economic development, housing and social services, parking, sustainabilty and others.
Following the discussions, Taecker will discuss land use issues that may figure in the plan, a subject DAPAC members will be addressing in greater detail in their upcoming meetings.