Southside Zoning Ordinance Amendments Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Berkeley
Document Title
Southside Zoning Ordinance Amendments Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
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
Agency Name
City of Berkeley
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Development Types
Residential (Units 4,597)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Other
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife


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