Online survey closes Sunday, November 29
Berkeley, California (Monday, November 23, 2020) – Complete an online survey by November 29 about reducing the amount of required parking in new housing as part of Berkeley’s efforts to encourage green development and lower housing construction costs.
Like most cities, Berkeley requires a minimum number of parking spaces be included when new housing is built. Current regulations, in place for decades, generally require one parking space for each unit: a single-family house typically must provide at least one space, while a ten-unit apartment building must include 10 parking spaces, and so on.
These mandates increase the cost of housing construction and take up space that could be otherwise be dedicated to additional housing units – including those that are close to mass transit such as BART. Yet many of these parking spaces remain unused.
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