ZONING ADJUSTMENTS BOARD DECISION
2517 SACRAMENTO STREET
The City Council will hold a public hearing to
consider a decision by the Zoning Adjustments Board to adopt a Mitigated
Negative Declaration and approve a Use Permit for property located
at 2517 Sacramento Street, to: a) demolish a 5,766 square foot
commercial building; b) construct a mixed-use development consisting
of a four-story, 40,171 square foot building with 40 dwelling units (consisting of 39 affordable senior units and one managerís
13 parking spaces, and 3,620 square feet of retail space; and c)
construct more than 3,000 square feet of gross floor area.
In response to a request for clarification of the project, the Initial
Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration have been revised and are
hereby recirculated. An Initial Study (IS) and Mitigated
Negative Declaration (MND) were previously circulated for this
project. The IS and MND have been updated to reflect project
modifications at and since the February 14, 2002 ZAB meeting.
Additionally, the last mitigation measure was contained in the
original and updated Initial Study but was inadvertently omitted from
the MND. This omission has been rectified in the updated MND. However,
it was not found to be necessary to add to or change the proposed
The project includes requests for the following
use permits and density bonuses/incentives:
Permit under Section 23C.08.050 to demolish a 5,766 square foot
Permit under Section 23E.52.030 to construct a mixed-use development
consisting of a four-story, 40,171 square foot building with 40
dwelling units (consisting of 39 affordable senior units and one
managerís unit), 13 parking spaces, and 3,620 square feet of retail
Permit under Section 23E.52.050 to construct more than 3,000 square
feet of gross floor area.
Permit pursuant to Section 23D.40.080.C to reduce the residential
parking requirement by 75% given the occupancy of the dwelling units
by persons over the age of 62.
Permit pursuant to Section 23E.52.080.C.1 to allow an open parking pad
within 20 feet of a secondary street.
Permit pursuant to Sections 23E.52.070D.5&7 to allow four stories
and an average height of 47.5 feet for a portion of the building where
a maximum of three stories and an average height of 36 feet is
Permit to allow the following modifications pursuant to Sections
23E.52.070.D.5&7: 1) lot coverage of 66% where 45% is allowed; 2)
front setback of 10-20 feet where 20 feet are required; 3) rear
setback of 0 to 43 feet where 15 feet are required; and 4) street-side
side yard of 0 to 7 feet where 6-10 feet are required.
As part of this project, the applicant requests a State density bonus
of seven units and additional
incentives in the form of 1)
five additional units; and
2) four stories and an average height of 47.5 feet where Section
23E.52.070.B.3 allows a maximum of three stories and an average height
of 36 feet.
The attached Mitigated
Negative Declaration (MND) was prepared pursuant to the California
Environmental Quality Act (California Public Resources Code, Division
13). From April 16 to May 7, 2002, the MND is available for public
review and comment. Comments may be submitted in writing, during this
period, to the Environmental Review Officer at the below address for
the Current Planning Office; comments may also be presented in person
at the above public hearing. The MND and its Initial Study are
available for review at the Berkeley Main Library, 2090 Kittredge
Street and for review or purchase at the City of Berkley, Current
Planning Division Office, during normal office hours, 2120 Milvia
Street, Berkeley CA 94704.