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Proposed Housing Development in Downtown Berkeley Sparks Concerns

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    Proposed Downtown Berkeley Development Sparks Concerns

    A proposed housing development in downtown Berkeley is sparking concerns with residents who fear the project will force a museum to move and restrict views from a university landmark. Jean Elle reports. (Published Tuesday, May 5, 2015)

    A proposed housing development in downtown Berkeley is sparking concerns with residents who fear the project will force a museum to move and restrict views from a university landmark.

    The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday heard a proposal for an 18-story, 305 unit building on Harold Way.

    Opponents of the project said the housing will not be affordable. Critics also point to construction temporarily closing the Landmark Theater and displacing the Habitat Museum.

    In addition, opponents said the completed building would limit the view from the Campanile at the UC Berkeley campus.

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