The Downtown Area Plan Advisory Committee (DAPAC) will make a second try Wednesday at revising a report on city policies regarding UC Berkeley’s plans for the city center.
The Subcommittee on City Interests in UC Properties presented its report initially on March 7, and the version to be considered this week incorporates revisions made at that meeting.
DAPAC members will face one new item of business Wednesday: The first draft of the plan’s Environmental Sustainability Element, which outlines the issue committee members have agreed will provide the plan’s overarching theme.
The 25-page document was drafted by three professional planners—Matt Taecker, hired by the city with university funds to work on the new plan, and UC Berkeley planners Judy Chess and Jennifer McDougall—and Berkeley environmentalist Juliet Lamont.
Nine primary objectives are identified, ranging from promoting development of and cooperation among local and regional environmental management programs to reducing solid and hazardous wasters, conserving water and restoring creeks, maintaining trees and natural habitat, supporting sustainable regional agriculture and reducing use of nonrenewable energy consumption.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the North Berkeley Community Center, 1901 Hearst Ave. at Martin Luther King Jr. Way.