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Public Hearings for June 13, 2006 include:

West Berkeley Bowl Project, 920 Heinz Avenue

 

Project Description: The proposed project is located in West Berkeley, at the southwest corner of Heinz Avenue and Ninth Street (see map below), and involves demolition of an existing industrial building, and construction of a “full-service grocery marketplace,” consisting of two buildings with a height of 2 stories and 40 feet, and a total of 91,060 square feet, on a site of 2.33 acres; project includes grocery store, ancillary office and storage space, food service, community room, and 211 off-street parking spaces.

 

Required Legislative Actions:

·        Amend General Plan land use designation from “Manufacturing” to “Avenue Commercial” for 1.9-acre portion of site, as shown in map below.

·        Amend West Berkeley Plan land use designation from “Mixed Use/Light Industrial” to “General Commercial” for 1.9-acre portion of site, as shown in map below.

·        Amend Official Zoning Map to reclassify 1.9-acre portion of site from MU-LI (“Mixed Use – Light Industrial”) District to C-W (“West Berkeley Commercial”) District, as shown in map below.

·        Amend MU-LI provisions (BMC Section 23E.80.030) to allow storage spaces to serve contiguous and directly accessible food products stores located outside the MU-LI District.

 

Required Use Permits under Zoning Ordinance:

  • Use Permit to demolish existing main building;

  • Use Permit to allow parking within 20 feet of secondary street frontage (Ninth St.);

  • Use Permit to establish retail food products store (contingent upon Zoning reclassification from MU-LI to C-W);

  • Use Permit to establish community center (contingent upon Zoning reclassification from MU-LI to C-W);

  • Use Permit to allow sales of beer and wine;

  • Use Permit to establish a quick service restaurant;

  • Use Permit to construct more than 5,000 square feet of gross floor area; and

  • Use Permit to allow storage of goods for a continuous and directly accessible retail space, (contingent upon MU-LI text amendment allowing storage for contiguous food product stores located outside the MU-LI District)

Environmental Review Status: Environmental Impact Report (EIR) prepared pursuant to Article 7 of the CEQA Guidelines. Public comment periods for EIR ran from October 7 to November 21, 2005, and from January 31 to April 24, 2006.

 

Further Information: Please contact Aaron Sage, Associate Planner at (510) 981-7410 or asage@ci.berkeley.ca.us. All project materials may be viewed at the Permit Service Center (Zoning counter), 2120 Milvia Street, during normal office hours. The EIR, prior staff reports, project plans, and selected documents are available at http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/planning/landuse/Heinz/default.htm.

 

Figure 1. Proposed General Plan, West Berkeley Plan and Zoning Map Amendments

 

Graphic: Figure 1. Proposed General Plan, West Berkeley Plan and Zoning Map Amendments

Note: The areas designated “C-W” and “MU-LI” above correspond to “Avenue Commercial” and “Manufacturing,” respectively, on the General Plan Land Use Diagram (Fig. 4), and to “General Commercial” and “Mixed Use/Light Industrial,” respectively, on the West Berkeley Plan Land Use Diagram (p. 38a).


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