Planning Commissioners Tackle Downtown Plan

By Richard Brennema
Friday June 13, 2008 - 09:44:00 PM

The Berkeley Planning Commission continues its look at the Downtown Area Plan Wednesday night, with three separate chapters on the agenda for the 7 p.m. session. 

Crafted by the City Council-appointed Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) over the course of two years, the document charts the outlines of growth in the city center. 

Commissioners will present their own recommendations to the council, which will be presented alongside the original DAPAC draft, leaving the final selections and revisions to the council itself. 

On the table Wednesday nights are the chapters on Economic Development, Historic Preservation & Urban Design and Draft Streetscapes & Open Space. 

The meeting will be held in the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. 

The plan chapters are available online at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=10828