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POSTPONED: Community Workshop #3
Previously announced date for July 16th, Community Workshop #3 has been postponed to Fall 2016 (exact date TBA). We want to ensure that we schedule the workshop at a time of year when more people can attend. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Thank you for attending Community Workshop #2!

Adeline Communtiy Workshop 2 small group photo

Thank you for coming out to the second community workshop on May 21st! 

We'd also like to thank Joe Brooks, Senior Fellow at PolicyLink for his inspiring opening remarks, underscoring the importance of community participation to develop an updated long-range plan for the Adeline Corridor from the perspective of his deep connection with the community and the City.      
We got a lot of feedback about the transportation options to improve safety and access at key intersections and about opportunities for the excess "right-of-way" (ROW) resulting from the intersection re-designs and other publicly owned land to better serve community goals identified to-date. 
The agenda and workshop materials (powerpoint presentation, displayed maps, graphics, handouts) are currently available below in the Past Meetings section
A summary and marked-up maps/notes from the small group discussions and reports back are available online and in printed copies. Printed copies of these and all planning process materials are kept at the South Berkeley Senior Center and South Branch Pittman Library.  

Save the dates for upcoming workshops!

Fall 2016

Exploring and Refining Options: Regulations, Policies, and Programs

Building upon the May workshop, community members will focus on discussing various options to use regulations, incentives, policies and programs that could support community goals for publicly-owned parcels and right-of-way and privately owned parcels.



Moving Forward: Community Priorities for Implementation

Community feedback from the May and July workshops will result in a “preferred” set of options and recommendations which will be presented at Workshop #4. At this workshop, community members will be asked to identify priorities within the preferred recommendations. The preferred recommendations will become the basis for the Draft Adeline Corridor Plan and subsequent required environmental analysis.

Process + Schedule: Click for a more detailed version of the planning process and schedule.

Adeline Corridor Process Graphics ver 10-02-2015

We need your help to create a long-range plan that will be the blueprint to guide future improvements and enhancements in the Adeline/South Shattuck area. As part of the process to develop a Plan will study opportunities, craft a vision for the future of the Adeline/South Shattuck Corridor, and identify an implementation process to achieve the community’s goals. See Project Description for more details.

Project Description   

Adeline Corridor Plan Area Aerial Map
 Adeline Corridor Plan Area Map (PDF, 17"x7")
The City of Berkeley will study improvements to the Adeline Corridor area (Adeline from Ward to the Oakland border and a small section of South Shattuck from Dwight Way to Ward Street). The Plan will provide a strategy for a “complete community” in South Berkeley, using quality design to create neighborhood structure with livable features and services. 

Objectives of the planning process include:

  • Identifying community goals, including but not limited to, affordable housing, local jobs, historic preservation, and an arts district
  • Identifying priorities for physical improvements, such as a cohesive streetscape design, public art, pedestrian safety, improved connectivity and increased accessibility, and “complete” streets
  • Identifying opportunity sites to help achieve these community goals
  • Better positioning the City to receive funding for physical improvements along the Corridor

Download an overview of the planning process here.    

Community Engagement + Meetings

The community engagement process to shape the Plan will include multiple opportunities to participate and to share your thoughts about the future of the Adeline Corridor.

Community Engagement Values


  •  Open and inclusive  
  •  Transparent   
  •  Culturally sensitive  
  •  Responsive to community needs   
  •  Multiple ways to engage  
  •  Community Workshops  
  •  Community IDEA Center  
  •  Community Focus Groups and Interviews  
  •  Participation at Community Festivals and Events (e.g. Berkeley Juneteenth Festival, South Berkeley Farmers Market, Ashby Flea Market, etc.)  
  •  Community Surveys  
  •  Public meetings of City Commissions    

The Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT).  Members of the community who volunteered to be part of the ACOT are working with the Planning Team to help us engage as many people as possible in the planning process.  Specifically, ACOT members will:

    • Shape community involvement opportunities
    • Conduct active outreach to the community
    • Share ideas and input on community preferences
    • Raise community awareness of the planning process
    • Inform community members of major milestones and planning decisions

Presentation outlining the Role and Responsibilities of the ACOT.
List of community members participating in ACOT.

There will be up to five ACOT meetings over the course of the planning process scheduled in conjunction with major project milestones.  All ACOT meetings are open to the public. 





Meeting Materials

Community Workshop #3

Building a Plan Together: Options for the Adeline Corridor - Regulations, Policies and Programs




Community Workshop #4 –Moving Forward: Community Priorities for Implementation TBA TBA TBA


Community Workshop #2 – Building a Plan Together: Options for the Adeline Corridor - Transportation Options and Options for Public Land (Right-of-way and publicly-owned parcels) South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street

Saturday, May 21, 2016

10am - 1:30pm

Press release
Blank Comment Form 
Submitted Comment Forms

Poster Boards and Maps:

Workshop Summary and Appendices

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Meeting #3 South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street Saturday, May 7, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mobile IDEA Center: Malcolm X Elementary School Spring Fair Malcolm X Elementary School, 1731 Prince St Saturday, May 7, 2016
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm 
Community Learning Session #3  Complete Streets 101: Placemaking, Mobility and Parking South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 am – 12 pm 
Flyer: half-page, full-page
Presentation (PDF)


Submitted Comment Forms

Information Boards:

"Design Your Adeline/South Shattuck" activity:

Community Learning Session #2  Zoning and Planning 101 Harriet Tubman Terrace, 2870 Adeline Street Saturday, December 5, 2015
10:00 am – 12 pm 

Meeting Summary
Presentation (PDF)
Submitted Comment Forms

Community Learning Session #1  – Affordable Housing 101: What does it take to build and how do we get more of it?  

South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis Street Saturday, November 14, 2015
10:00 am  12 pm

Meeting Summary
Blank Comment Form
Submitted Comment Forms

Presentation Files (PDF):

Community Visioning Workshop &

Community Pop-Up Event #2

Community Room at Harriet Tubman Terrace (2870 Adeline St)

Street and sidewalk area in front of Harriet Tubman Terrace (2870 Adeline St)

Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 am – 1:00 pm    


Saturday, August 29, 2015
1:00 am – 4:00 pm  

2015-08-29 Flyer

2015-08-29 Workshop Summary
2015-08-29 Workshop Summary Appendices

8/29 Workshop Materials:

Poster Boards:

Small Group Session Handouts:

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Meeting #2 South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. (@Ashby) Saturday, July 11, 2015
10:30am – 12:30pm 

7-11-15 Agenda
7-11-15 Powerpoint Presentation 
7-11-15 ACOT Meeting #2 Summary

Adeline Corridor Plan Booth at the Berkeley Juneteenth Festival Adeline Corridor Plan Booth near the Main Stage, on Adeline Street between Ashby and Alcatraz Avenues Sunday, June 21, 2015
11:00 am – 3:00 pm (Please Note: the Festival hours are 11am to 7pm)
Community Pop-Up Event #1 Intersection of Adeline and Fairview Streets     Saturday, June 13, 2015
10am – 4pm


Community Pop-Up Event #1 Summary
Walking/Bike Tour Summary

Interactive Walking and Biking Tour Descriptions

Self-Guided Tour Guidebooks:
Walking Tour # 1: Lorin‐Adeline‐Ashby
Walking Tour # 2: North Adeline‐Ashby‐Shattuck
Bike Tour: Adeline‐South Shattuck 

Self-Guided Tour Online Comment Forms:
Walking Tour # 1 Online Comment Form
Walking Tour # 2 Online Comment Form
Bike Tour Online Comment Form

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Meeting #1 South Branch Library Meeting Room  
1901 Russell St (@M.L.K. Jr. Way) 
Saturday, May 16, 2015  
10:30am – 12:30pm

5-16-15 Agenda 
5-16-15 Powerpoint Presentation 
5-16-15 ACOT Meeting #1 Summary

Adeline Community Outreach Team (ACOT) Information Session


Sports Basement Community Room (2727 Milvia Street) Saturday, April 11, 2015  
Noon – 2pm

4-11-15 Agenda 
4-11-15 Powerpoint Presentation 
4-11-15 ACOT Information Session Summary

Kick-Off Community Forum

South Berkeley Senior Center, 2939 Ellis St. (@Ashby)
Saturday, January 31, 2015  
10am – Noon  

1-31-15 Announcement  
Presentation, Planning Dept.
Presentation, Office of Economic Development 
1-31-15 Community Forum Summary


Plan Documents 

Existing Conditions Report


Front Cover (21 MB)
Commonly Used Abbreviation and Table of Contents (233 KB)
Chapter 1: Introduction (3 MB)
Chapter 2: Community Input (6 MB)
Chapter 3: Demographics and Economics (3 MB)
Chapter 4: Land Use and Urban Design (18 MB)
Chapter 5: Mobility and Parking (3 MB)
Chapter 6: Infrastructure (4 MB)
Back Cover (48 KB)

Appendix A: Community Input (21 MB) - You can download the full Appendix A or download individual sections linked below (A1-A8).

A1: ACOT Meeting Summaries (2 MB)
A2: IDEA Center Materials (4 MB)
A3: Pop-Up Event (2 MB)
A4: Walking/Bike Tour(4 MB)
A5: Community Event Flyers (5 MB)
A6: YSA - PhotoVOICE Projects (12 MB)
A7: Opportunity and Needs Survey Instruments and Raw Data(2 MB)
A8: Business Survey(450 KB)

Appendix B: Excerpt of South Berkeley Plan (1990) – History (1 MB)
Appendix C: Infrastructure/Utility Plan (7 MB)



MTC Priority Development Area Grant Application  

Related Plans

Past Reports 

Student Work:



Alisa Shen, Principal Planner | 2120 Milvia Street, 2nd Fl., Berkeley CA 94704 | Email: ashen@cityofberkeley.info | Phone: 510.981.7409 | Fax: 510.981.7420 | Project website: www.cityofberkeley.info/adelinecorridor 

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