2555 College Housing Project Revised IS/MND

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Berkeley
Document Title
2555 College Housing Project Revised IS/MND
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
The project site currently contains a vacant, one-car auto maintenance garage, parking area, and a former service station office/convenience store. The proposed project would demolish the existing structures and construct a 10,024 sf, four-story residential building containing 11 housing units. The project proposes to reserve 14 percent of the base project units for very-low-income households, which allows for a 46.25 percent density bonus on the site provided under Government Code § 65915. This equates to one unit to be allocated as affordable to very low-income households as defined in Section 50105 of the Health and Safety Code. The remaining units would be market rate. The project would also provide 20 bicycle parking spaces: 16 covered long-term, and four short-term spaces on sidewalk-mounted bicycle racks. The building height base limit in the R-3 zone for a residential building is 35 feet; this project proposes a maximum height of 47 feet, 3 inches using a density bonus waiver. The site is near public transportation, dedicated bike lanes, downtown services, and existing parking garages, and will provide housing near the University of California Berkeley campus.

Contact Information

Katrina Lapira
Agency Name
City of Berkeley
Job Title
Associate Planner/Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
College Avenue and Parker Street
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 4, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Residential (Units 11, Acres 0.09)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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