COVID-19 Update: In light of restrictions on public gatherings throughout the State of California, the third public open house for the People’s Park Housing project is being offered online, rather than in-person. We invite you to learn more about the project below and share your thoughts in this virtual format.
Welcome to the virtual open house!
As part of a comprehensive effort to address student needs, and the challenges facing the campus and its urban neighbors, in May 2018 the University announced plans to redevelop and revitalize People’s Park. Since then, the project has held numerous meetings with stakeholders, presented to student and community groups, and held two public open houses to gather feedback and listen to the community. This virtual open house will be the final opportunity for public comment during this early design phase. More information on the project, the development of the design, and additional opportunities for public comment will be made available during the environmental review (CEQA) process in late-2020/early-2021.
Feedback received from this virtual open house will be used to inform the ongoing design. Please note that the design team is unable to respond to every comment received, but all comments are welcome and will be considered as part of the design process. The virtual open house will be open for comments until Monday, April 27, 2020.
The Virtual Open House includes four sections:
- Part 1: Video Overview
- Part 2: Introduction to the Project Program
- Part 3: Updates from the Design Process
- Part 4: Brief Survey
We invite you to participate by watching the video, scrolling through the text and images, and taking the survey.
I believe the university has a responsibility for the park, and a responsibility to collaborate with the city to change the character of the neighborhood for the better. Through this new design, we will honor the rich history and important legacy of People's Park, while reimagining it as a place where all people can come together, where we can provide permanent homes for unhoused members of our community, and build needed housing for our students.Carol Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor
Proposed Buildings and Views: Views of the Site (Animation)
Image credit: UC Berkeley Capital Strategies
The survey is now closed. Thank you for participating.
The open house #3 survey was open from April 17 through April 27. Feedback received will be used to inform the ongoing design. Please note that the design team is unable to respond to every comment received, but all comments are welcome and will be considered as part of the design process.
Our public engagement process is ongoing. There will be additional opportunities for public comment during the environmental review process.
Want to Learn More?
Please visit the People's Park Housing project page to learn more about the project background, public outreach, and information from open houses #1 and #2.
For more information on student housing, campus-wide sustainability, or supportive housing, visit:
UC Berkeley RSSP / Student Housing website: https://housing.berkeley.edu/
UC Berkeley Sustainability website: https://sustainability.berkeley.edu/
Resources for Community Development website: https://rcdhousing.org/
For general inquiries and media requests:
Kyle Gibson, Director of Communications