Berkeley City Council holds special meeting on 2 land use appeals

Image of 1915 Berryman Street
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Berkeley residents appealed to the Landmarks Preservation Commission's denial of the William H. and Esther L. Payson House as a city recognized landmark, pleading with the Berkeley City Council by citing the house’s historic value and William Payson’s role in the city’s First Unitarian Church. In opposition to the appeal, historic architect Mark Hulbert disputed the claim that the Payson House was the oldest building in the area, adding that there are “a number of older houses.”

Berkeley City Council held a special meeting Thursday evening to consider two appeals on land use decisions made by the Landmarks Preservation Commission, or LPC, and the Zoning Adjustments Board, or ZAB.
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Stakeholders discuss potential impact of West Berkeley Project

In what was one of the most well-attended Zoning Adjustments Board meetings in the last four years, representatives of city groups and other community members met last Thursday to comment on the potential consequences of the West Berkeley Project and evaluate its draft Environmental Impact Report.
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