Berkeley South Branch Library

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Berkeley, City of (City of Berkeley)
Document Title
Berkeley South Branch Library
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation

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requirements; there are seismic safety issues; the structure is decaying; the mechanical and electrical systems are outdated; and the building is inefficient in energy use.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
City of Berkeley Planning & Development Dept.
2120 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA 94704

(510) 981-7425


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

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Public Library)
Local Action
Use Permit
Reviewing Agencies
Caltrans, District 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 3 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 2 Resources Agency
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