Final Environmental Impact Report for the UC Berkeley Innovation Zone

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
University of California, Berkeley
Document Title
Final Environmental Impact Report for the UC Berkeley Innovation Zone
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
The project site’s zoning designation is “C-DMU Core” (Downtown Mixed-Use), and the City of Berkeley General Plan land use designation is Downtown.
Document Description
The UC Berkeley Innovation Zone project would demolish all existing structures and redevelop the project site with two laboratory buildings with vehicle parking. The two proposed buildings, referred to as the South Building and the North Building, would include offices, and other collaborative meeting spaces. Researchers, faculty, and students from multiple disciplines would use the spaces. The North Building would also include a parking garage. The Final EIR for the UC Berkeley Innovation Zone project provides responses to comments received on the Draft EIR for the approval and implementation of the project. The Draft EIR identifies significant impacts associated with the project, identifies and considers alternatives to the project, and identifies feasible mitigation measures and continuing best practices (CBPs) to avoid or reduce potential environmental impacts. The Final EIR also contains text revisions to the Draft EIR. This Final EIR, together with the Draft EIR, constitutes the complete EIR for the project.

Contact Information

Raphael Breines
Agency Name
UC Berkeley
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
University Avenue, Oxford Street, and Addison Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
SR 123 and CA 13
Bay Area Rapid Transit
Strawberry Creek, Wildcat Creek, San Francisco Bay

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Education, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of General Services (DGS), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 4, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Educational ((Innovation Center))
Local Actions
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wildfire


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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