Hearings | City
Council Agendas & Summaries
March 11, 2003 Public
Mixed-Use Project at 2517 Sacramento Street
to the order of the Alameda County Superior Court in Bowman et al
v. City of Berkeley (Case No. 2002
City Council will hold a public hearing to consider an application
for a mixed use project with 34,751 square feet of gross floor area
and 5,420 square feet of covered parking at 2517 Sacramento Street
in the South Area Commercial (C-SA) District.
The project consists of the demolition of a 5,766 square foot
commercial building and
construction of a new building containing three residential stories
above parking and 3,354 square feet of commercial space. The ground
floor would also include a senior housing common area/multi-purpose
room, laundry room, lobby, and maintenance room and manager office.
The 40 dwelling units located at the second, third and fourth floors
would include two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio units. 39 of the
units would be affordable units for qualifying senior citizens and
one unit would be reserved for the manager. 17 parking spaces and
one tandem space would be provided on site. The project is entitled
to a density bonus and additional concessions or incentives pursuant
to Government Code Section 65915 (b) because at least 50% of the
total dwelling units will be reserved for qualifying residents as
defined in Civil Code Section 51.3.
The following use permits would be required:
Permit pursuant to Section 23C.08.050 to demolish a 5,766 square
foot commercial building.
Permit pursuant to Section 23E.52.030 to construct a mixed-use
development consisting of a four-story, 34,751 gross square feet
building with 40 dwelling units, 3,354 square feet of retail
space, 18 parking spaces (including one tandem space), with
5,420 square feet of covered parking.
Permit pursuant to Section 23E.52.050 to construct more than
3,000 square feet of new gross floor area.
Permit pursuant to Section 23D.40.080.C to reduce the
residential parking requirement by 75% based on occupancy of the
dwelling units by persons over the age of 62.
Permit pursuant to Section 23D.40.070.D.5 to reduce the
residential parking requirement from 31 to 12 parking spaces and
one tandem space in order to encourage a mixed
Permit pursuant to Sections 23E.52.070D.5&7 to allow four
stories and a maximum height of 47.5 feet for a portion of the
building where a maximum of three stories and a height of 36
feet is allowed.
Permit pursuant to Sections 23E.52.070.D.5&7 to allow the
following modifications: 1) lot coverage of 70% where 40% is
allowed; 2) front setback of 0 feet where 15 feet are required;
3) rear setback of 0 feet where 17 feet are required (at 4th
floor) and 4) street-side side yard of 0 feet where 12 feet are
required (at 4th floor).
Council may act on this project at the close of this hearing.
Council actions may include adoption of the attached Mitigated
Negative Declaration and approval of the project subject to
conditions of approval including a reporting program adopted
pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21081.6 to report on
completion of mitigation measures that have been required to avoid
significant effects on the environment.
1. This projectís base
unit calculation is 28 units. 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; 2) four stories
and (3) a maximum height of 47.5 feet where Section 23E.52.070.B.3
allows a maximum of three stories and a maximum height of 36 feet.
2. This project was approved
and a Mitigated Negative Declaration adopted on May 28, 2002.
The Council approved a revised Mitigated Negative Declaration on
July 12, 2002.The court set these actions aside, and the matter was
remanded to the Council for a full and fair hearing. Pursuant to
CEQA Guidelines Section 15073.5, recirculation of the Initial
Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for a 20-day public review
period is not required because the proposed Mitigated Negative
Declaration has already been noticed for public review prior to the
Zoning Adjustments Boardís action on the project and the measures
and conditions that the Council may add are not required by CEQA, do
not create new significant environmental effects, and are not
necessary to mitigate an avoidable significant effect.
3. For further information,
please contact Mark Rhoades, Current Planning Manager @ (510) 981-7410.