Appeals court temporarily blocks construction at People’s Park

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The First District Court of Appeal granted a stay order Friday that temporarily halts all construction and landscape alteration at People’s Park, as first reported by Berkeleyside.

According to the stay order, a decision regarding construction at the park is due July 19. This most recent order is part of the ongoing California Environmental Quality Act lawsuit filed by Make UC A Good Neighbor and The People’s Park Historic District Advocacy Group against the UC regents.

UC Berkeley and city officials recently began relocating park residents to transitional housing to make way for the construction of student and supportive housing this summer.

“The university has confidence in its strong legal position, and we are equally confident that the construction of urgently needed student housing will begin this summer, as planned,” said campus spokesperson Dan Mogulof in an email.

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Clarification(s):
A previous version of this article may have implied that UC Berkeley is the only institution relocating residents of People’s Park to transitional housing. In fact, campus is working with the city of Berkeley to relocate residents.