Ashby BART Station and North Berkeley BART Station Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Standards Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Berkeley, City of (City of Berkeley)
Document Title
Ashby BART Station and North Berkeley BART Station Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Zoning Standards Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
City of Berkeley
Present Land Use
Ashby: BART station & parking/C-SA &R-3/Neighborhood Commercial, North Berkeley: BART station & parking/ U, R-1, R-2A/Institutional

Document Description
The proposed Project involves updating the City’s zoning standards at the station sites to comply with AB 2923. The zoning at the Ashby and North Berkeley BART stations will primarily permit housing, but will also likely permit other non-residential uses such as retail, community-serving uses and civic spaces. The proposed Project would also constitute an update to the General Plan and potentially require changes to the Adeline Corridor Specific Plan (if adopted prior to the adoption of the BART TOD zoning). The proposed Project does not involve any specific development projects, but rather consists of land use and policy changes that could encourage new development. AB 2923 assumptions outlined above will be used to analyze potential environmental impacts of development that could be encouraged by the land use regulation changes in the proposed Project. At the Ashby BART station, the EIR will evaluate the impact of up to 1,200 dwelling units and 50,000 square feet of nonresidential space that would be constructed, distributed between the 4.4 acre station site and the 1.9-acre surface parking lot east of the Ed Roberts campus. At the North Berkeley BART station, the EIR will evaluate the impact of up to 1,200 dwelling units, as well as 25,000 square feet of non-residential space, located on the main 8.1 acre station site. The three auxiliary lots located northwest of the station along the Ohlone Greenway are not anticipated to include any new development. Per the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between BART and the City of Berkeley, and due to their location directly above the underground BART right of way, it is anticipated that these lots would include only surface infrastructure enhancements.

Contact Information
Alisa Shen
City of Berkeley
1947 Center Street Second Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704

Phone : (510) 981-7409


Cross Streets
Adeline Street, Ashby Avenue, Martin Luther King Jr Way; Sacramento Street, Delaware Street, Ac
State Highways
I-580/I-880, SR13, SR123
San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (2,400 Units) Commercial (75,000 Sq. Ft.)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Other Action Zoning Standards
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Housing Job Generation 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 Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 4 California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission


Environmental Document
Final NOP   PDF 988 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 598 K
NOC   PDF 356 K
State Comments
2020110320_NAHC Comment   PDF 282 K

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