Ashby, North Berkeley BART housing developments aim for affordability

image of Ashby BART station
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A $53 million housing investment around the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations was approved by Berkeley City Council. According to Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguín, Berkeley has a memorandum of understanding with BART to reach “35% affordability at both sites."

Berkeley City Council recently approved a $53 million investment in building affordable housing around the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations.
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Berkeley City Council approves petition to rename Ashby BART station after activist Mable Howard

Mable Howard, as described by her daughter Mildred Howard, was a leading community organiser who successfully launched a lawsuit against BART in 1968. An above-ground train would have disrupted many small local businesses — “banks, hardware stores, a shoe store, an appliance store” — and divided white communities and communities of color across the tracks.
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