What would you like the Berkeley City Council to consider when giving policy direction to the City Manager about formal comments on the University of California-Berkeley's draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report about the Upper Hearst project and increased enrollment?
Use the City of Berkeley’s online forum to inform City Council discussion about the environmental impacts of UC Berkeley’s increased enrollment, which would lead to a new baseline for the campus population.
The University in 2005 had estimated having 33,450 students in 2020. Now, the University anticipates having 44,735 students -- a 33.7 percent increase.
The Council will use your input at its April 2 meeting as it gives policy guidance to the City Manager about how to formally respond to the University’s , which is required by state law but which is not subject to City approval.
The report also addresses the impacts of two proposed buildings on the northwest corner of Hearst and La Loma avenues – a 4-story, 37,000 square-foot academic building over a subterranean level; and a residential building of up to six stories and 150 units on top of a mostly underground parking structure.
The City’s online forum is not a substitute for official comments, which should be submitted directly to UC Berkeley. See the University’s to get more information about the university’s project, and submit comments to them by 5pm on Friday, April 12.
The University’s report aims to identify:
- each significant effect with proposed mitigation measures and alternatives that would reduce or avoid that effect
- areas of controversy known to UC Berkeley
- issues to be resolved, including the choice among alternatives and how to mitigate significant effects.
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