REMINDER: 9/7 Public Meeting, Project Feedback Survey

The City of El Cerrito is hosting a joint meeting of the Planning Commission and Design Review Board on September 7 at 7:30pm, with the Plaza TOD being the sole agenda item. Please attend and make your voice heard during public comment. Zoom link: Click Here Meeting packet: Click Here Our detailed thoughts and feedbackContinue reading “REMINDER: 9/7 Public Meeting, Project Feedback Survey”

ACTION: Make your voice heard regarding latest project plans

INTRODUCTION The El Cerrito Plaza Bart’s selected development team shared their updated vision for transforming surface parking lots into housing and public spaces in July 2022.  We encourage you to view the latest plans here. The development team also has a survey online where you can give feedback for each page in their plan documents. Continue reading “ACTION: Make your voice heard regarding latest project plans”

Action: In person open house 7/20 4-6:30pm @ Plaza BART

BART recently announced that an open house will be taking place at the Plaza BART station in between Central Ave and the north turnstiles. The event is scheduled for Wednesday, July 20, between 4:00 – 6:30pm. According to BART, the development team will be presenting their latest design concepts for the site. Additionally, staff willContinue reading “Action: In person open house 7/20 4-6:30pm @ Plaza BART”

30 Second Action: Sign our petition

Please sign our petition and spread the word! Below is why this action is important: We have a once in a generation opportunity to transform the El Cerrito Plaza BART station into a vibrant gathering hub with mixed-income housing, shops, restaurants, and public spaces. A thoughtful plan will enhance and serve the existing neighborhood residentsContinue reading “30 Second Action: Sign our petition”

Action Opportunity: Corridor Access Study

BART recently publicized some new public input opportunities related to the Berkeley – El Cerrito corridor access study project. There are some Zoom office hours, as well as a new survey in an “online open house”. Plaza for the People is still trying to assess what has been proposed, as the online open house websiteContinue reading “Action Opportunity: Corridor Access Study”

ACTION: BART Board Meeting 10/28, 9am start

The BART board will be meeting this Thursday 10/28, starting at 9am. The BART El Cerrito Plaza TOD will be on the agenda. More specifically, the board will be deciding on the what range of BART passenger replacement parking spaces will be built on the BART property. Staff has recommended a range of 100-250 spaces.Continue reading “ACTION: BART Board Meeting 10/28, 9am start”

ACTION: 10/12 6-8pm Community Meeting Focused on Station Access and Parking Strategies

BART is hosting a community meeting on October 12 from 6-8pm via Zoom. Registration is required in advance by clicking this link. We encourage everyone to register and attend the meeting to learn about BART’s plans and make your voice heard. According to BART, the meeting will start with a presentation covering: The proposed maximumContinue reading “ACTION: 10/12 6-8pm Community Meeting Focused on Station Access and Parking Strategies”

2 ACTIONS: City Council Meeting August 17, Corridor Access Study Open House

At the August 17 city council meeting, agenda item #5A features a study session regarding TOD access strategies, including the possibility of the city creating an on-street parking management program. We strongly support the city creating a parking management program, as it will provide a station access option for BART commuters who must drive, whileContinue reading “2 ACTIONS: City Council Meeting August 17, Corridor Access Study Open House”

ACTION: Participation Opportunities for the Corridor Station Access Project

The Berkeley El Cerrito Corridor Access Project (“BECCAP”) is underway, and numerous opportunities for public participation are either available now or coming up. We believe that enhancing station access is a critical step to enable BART to minimize replacement parking and allow the site design to maximize the benefits to the community. Please check outContinue reading “ACTION: Participation Opportunities for the Corridor Station Access Project”

Tell BART and the City of El Cerrito: Take action to minimize the need for replacement parking

Many of us share high hopes for transit-oriented development at the El Cerrito Plaza BART station. We envision many badly-needed new homes for households of all types. We also envision a new downtown for El Cerrito, where residents and visitors alike can have fun, interact, eat, drink, shop, and more. Lastly, we envision the mostContinue reading “Tell BART and the City of El Cerrito: Take action to minimize the need for replacement parking”