Adeline Corridor Specific Plan approved by Berkeley City Council

Photo of Adeline Street sign
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The Adeline Corridor Specific Plan outlines development of 1,450 housing units in South Berkeley, half of which are intended for low-income residents. The plan aims to redevelop Ashby BART station into a mixed-use neighborhood center, create a Business Improvement District, strengthen community institutions and make the streets more accessible for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Adeline Corridor Specific Plan, which outlines the next 20 years of development in a South Berkeley area near Ashby BART station, was approved by Berkeley City Council on Tuesday after about six years of planning.
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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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