Plan to Daylight Creek in Downtown Berkeley Hits Roadblock

Berkeley's popular plan to turn a section of Center Street into a pedestrian walkway with a stream and wetlands has been slowed by the fight over downtown development.
March 9, 2010, 10am PST | Tim Halbur
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A popular project to daylight Strawberry Creek in Berkeley, California and divert to the surface at Center Street is on hold. The project is tied to a larger Downtown Plan that is highly contentious.

Johanna Hoffman reports, "Although the Center Street Project is currently tied up with the downtown plan, there is a possibility it could move forward on other avenues. The project could be approved through Berkeley's Streets and Open Space Improvement Plan, which will come up for consideration later this year, or via sponsorship by a specific council member. However, neither possibility has yet been realized."

Thanks to Greg Elenbaas

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Published on Wednesday, March 3, 2010 in East Bay Express
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