Berkeley's University Avenue Association


The University Avenue Association represents more than 200 merchants and the neighbors who live along University Avenue, all the way from the freeway to the entrance of campus.

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Berkeley's University Avenue Association


The University Avenue Association represents more than 200 merchants and the neighbors who live along University Avenue, all the way from the freeway to the entrance of campus.

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The Berkeley arch located on San Pablo Ave. at University Ave., Circa 1930.  The line #2 Street car tracks were taken out in 1933. The sign points out the contrasting areas of Berkeley (industrial and education). The arch was removed in 1942.  Louis Stein collection.

The Berkeley arch located on San Pablo Ave. at University Ave., Circa 1930.  The line #2 Street car tracks were taken out in 1933. The sign points out the contrasting areas of Berkeley (industrial and education). The arch was removed in 1942.  Louis Stein collection.

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6Th and University Ave., going East.

6Th and University Ave., going East.

Grant Ave. and University Ave. Looking West bound.L

Grant Ave. and University Ave. Looking West bound.L

The Gateway

University Avenue - the Gateway to Berkeley - is the home of international markets and cuisine. The flavors of each block are as unique as those who flock to Berkeley.

Experience the diversity!

Martin Luther King Jr. way and University Ave., East bound.

Martin Luther King Jr. way and University Ave., East bound.

East bound at Grant Ave. and University Ave.

East bound at Grant Ave. and University Ave.


Local Issues


On behalf of both merchants and residents, the University Avenue Association fights for a vibrant and vital corridor.

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Local Issues


On behalf of both merchants and residents, the University Avenue Association fights for a vibrant and vital corridor.

Transportation: AC Transit and the 51 Bus Line

AC Transit has proposed numerous changes to its 51 bus line along University Avenue. One major change would be to restrict parking on parts of Univivery Avenue from 4-7pm on weekdays. The UAA has been actively working with stakeholders to make sure the proposed changes make sense for our local merchants.

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I want to update you on the AC Transit 51A & B project.

  • AC Transit  will not be taking  away peak hour parking for AM/PM. 
  • No parking loss do to " Right turn lane or Q-Jump lane".
  • There will be no widening of University Ave. to put in right turn only lane.
  • The Bus stops at Grant/University Ave. and Sacramento/University Ave. going West bound will remain where they are.
  • The McGee bus stop will be removed as listed in project.
  • Many of the non intrusive parts of project like upgrading of signals, signal coordination and "Q" jump which allows buses to get in front of traffic  has been approved.

I want to thank University Board of officers and Directors and  merchants, AC Transit and City of Berkeley Planning Commision and Mayor/Council for working on achieving a better project

May 7, 2014

New Projects on University Avenue

There are some interesting developments in the works. In West Berkeley, the 800 University project has been approved by the City and would add housing, commercial and office space at the foot of the Avenue. Three projects are proposed on the block between McGee and Milvia: one at the existing Firestone Tires site, one between Travelodge and Nation’s, and one at McGee. Together, these developments would add vibrancy in the form of new residents and revitalized streetscape.

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City of Berkeley council voted to increase the minimum wage to $10.75/ Hr in 2016 and will appoint a task force to investigate what should be done beyond 2016.  For full story visit Berkelley Side. May 7, 2014.

http://www.berkeleyside.com/2014/05/07/berkeley-council-boosts-minimum-wage-approves-task-force-to-look-deeper/

The Local Flavor!


Experience the Diversity!

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The Local Flavor!


Experience the Diversity!

 

A-1 PHOTO

1629 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94703
510 841-1233

a1photolab.com

 


 

MI TIERRA FOODS

2082 San Pablo Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94702
510 704-1726

 


 

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS

1175 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94702
510 548-1700

hiexberkeley.com


 

JOHN SOLOMAN

1799 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94703
510 658-6335

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Cafe Yesterday

1122 University Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94702
510-356-4232

cafeyesterday.com

 

BERKELEY CPR CLASSES

2076 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94704
510 225-6216

berkeleycprclasses.com


 

BOMBAY JEWELRY COMPANY

1042 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94710
510 486-0317

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COOPERATIVE REALTY

1616 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94703
510 841-1513

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BAR AND RESTAURANT

1799 University Ave.

 

AL LASHER'S ELECTRONICS

1734 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94703
510 843-5915

allashers.com


 

BOMBAY SPICE HOUSE

1036 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94710
510 845-5200

 


 

INDIA FABRIC IMPORTS

1776 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94703
510 843-4542

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HANDLE WITH CARE PACKAGING STORE

1625 University Avenue
Berkeley, CA — 94703
510 540-6311

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Sticky Art Lab

1682 University Ave.

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510-981-1148

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New Development Projects


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New Development Projects


There are some interesting developments in the works. In West Berkeley, the 800 University project has been approved by the City and would add housing, commercial and office space at the foot of the Avenue. Three projects are proposed on the block between McGee and Milvia: one at the existing Firestone Tires site, one between Travelodge and Nation’s, and one at. Together, these developments would add vibrancy in the form of new residents and revitalized streetscape.

The building of new mixed-use projects was slowed by the recession. Now several dormant project have come back to life, some with new owners. New projects are winding their way through the permitting process. The University Avenue Associations supports density and increased retail opportunities. We also want to help make these projects work for the Avenue and the neighborhoods. Quality retail space that is attractive to potential tenants is important. Narrow sidewalks are a problem on the Avenue and new zoning code requires an average two foot setback on the ground floor. Set-backs, especially the 5th floor help mitigate impacts on the residual neighbors behind projects.

Updates


University Avenue is the "Gateway to Berkeley" leading to UC Berkeley, proud home of the California Golden Bears. It was laid out to link the small fishing village of Oceanview on San Francisco Bay to the University and now serves as the main entrance to the city from the I-880 freeway.

The University Avenue Association represents more than 200 merchants who do business on University Avenue, all the way from the freeway to the entrance to the campus. Our goal is to attract more customers and make University Avenue clean, safe, and attractive. The University Avenue Association (UAA) was originally founded as the University Avenue Merchant Association (UAMA) in 1969. The organization was dormant for many years, but was revitalized in 1992 when the name changed from UAMA to the current UAA. Merchants and neighbors worked together diligently on the University Avenue Strategic Plan, which helped the city with developmental guidelines that were important for our community.

Join UAA.

We worked and are still working hard to fight for important issues like the improvement of the streetscape, sidewalks, crime prevention, economic development, clean streets, safety, and parking. “The How Berkeley Can You Be?” parade and festival, the vision of John Solomon, was sponsored and participated in by UAA members. The Berkeley International Food Festival was conceived in 2007, with membership participation.

See some of what we've accomplished ...

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Updates


University Avenue is the "Gateway to Berkeley" leading to UC Berkeley, proud home of the California Golden Bears. It was laid out to link the small fishing village of Oceanview on San Francisco Bay to the University and now serves as the main entrance to the city from the I-880 freeway.

The University Avenue Association represents more than 200 merchants who do business on University Avenue, all the way from the freeway to the entrance to the campus. Our goal is to attract more customers and make University Avenue clean, safe, and attractive. The University Avenue Association (UAA) was originally founded as the University Avenue Merchant Association (UAMA) in 1969. The organization was dormant for many years, but was revitalized in 1992 when the name changed from UAMA to the current UAA. Merchants and neighbors worked together diligently on the University Avenue Strategic Plan, which helped the city with developmental guidelines that were important for our community.

Join UAA.

We worked and are still working hard to fight for important issues like the improvement of the streetscape, sidewalks, crime prevention, economic development, clean streets, safety, and parking. “The How Berkeley Can You Be?” parade and festival, the vision of John Solomon, was sponsored and participated in by UAA members. The Berkeley International Food Festival was conceived in 2007, with membership participation.

See some of what we've accomplished ...

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