University Avenue Association - Berkeley, CA
As its name might suggest, University Avenue has been the gateway to the UC Berkeley campus since the late 1800’s. University Ave is the home to international markets and cuisine. The flavors of each block are as unique as those who flock to Berkeley. Experience the diversity and our members on this site. Thank you.
Achievements of the UAA
To date (2009), below are just some of the major
- Sponsors and participates in the "Berkeley International Food Festival" to promote University Avenue and San Pablo as a unique destination for ethnic groceries and restaurants.
- Four years of Diwali (Indian New Year) lights in the median, from 6th to San Pablo on the Avenue.
- Merchants and neighbors participated in the University Avenue Strategic Plan process and later advocated for its implementation through zoning changes. We demanded that developers build quality retail space with more on-site parking. Height limitations and setbacks were put in place to ensure quality of life for our residential neighbors.
- Secured Façade grants from the city for Avenue merchants so that storefronts could be improved.