Berkeley South Branch Library

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Berkeley
Document Title
Berkeley South Branch Library
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Z: R-2A (Restricted Multiple-Family Residential); GP: Medium Density Residential
Document Description
The proposed project involves demolition of an existing public library and construction of a new library at the same location. The existing library has restrooms and interior aisles that are not compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements; there are seismic safety issues; the structure is decaying; the mechanical and electrical systems are outdated; and the building is inefficient in energy use. The old library is inadequate for today's computer uses and other technological needs. The new library would be an 8,656-squae foot, single-story building which would serve the same functions and same number of patrons as the existing library. The overall structure would house 7,480 sf of Main Library space and 1,176 sf for the Tool Lending Library. The building height would be 30 feet to a central clerestory, and 18'-16" or 17 ft. elsewhere.

Contact Information

Aaron Sage
Agency Name
City of Berkeley Planning & Development Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Russell Street/Martin Luther King Jr. Way
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 13, 123
Union Pacific, BART
King, Longfellow, Leconte

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Public Library)
Local Actions
Use Permit

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