Southside Zoning Ordinance Amendments Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Berkeley, City of (City of Berkeley)
Document Title
Southside Zoning Ordinance Amendments Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Residential, commercial, vacant, roadways/multiple/multiple

Document Description
The proposed project involves modifications to the existing zoning ordinance including: building heights, building footprints (including setbacks and lot coverage), parking, ground-floor residential use, and adjustments to the existing zoning district boundaries. Focusing on these specific components of zoning is anticipated and intended to expand housing capacity.Proposed development standard changes are limited to existing zoning districts within the Southside Area. The maximum potential 20-year buildout scenario that may occur with proposed zoning modifications includes up to 4,597 new units or 10,344 new residents in the Southside compared to existing conditions.

Contact Information
Elizabeth Greene
City of Berkeley
1947 Center Street Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone : (510) 981-7484


Cross Streets
Bounded by Bancroft Way/UC Berkeley, Dwight Way, Prospect Street, and Fulton Street
Total Acres
28 city blocks
Parcel #
multiple in the southside area
State Highways
SR-13, SR-24
Strawberry Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (4,597 Units)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Other Action
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Housing and Community Development California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 4


Environmental Document
_2020070449 Memo   PDF 684 K Final NOP_Southside EIR   PDF 1023 K Final Revised NOP_Southside EIR   PDF 1023 K Southside Zoning Ordinance Amendments_Initial Study   PDF 9008 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 592 K
NOC   PDF 340 K
State Comments
2020070449_Caltrans Comment   PDF 215 K 2020070449_Caltrans Comment   PDF 324 K 2020070449_NAHC Comment   PDF 300 K

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