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Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Presents: The Future of Telegraph Avenue is Now

From The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
Friday March 22, 2013 - 02:23:00 PM

The Berkeley Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee is pleased to announce a two-part program for April and May focused on Telegraph Avenue. Telegraph Avenue has been the subject of a great deal of planning and attention over the last year. There has been broad recognition in the City and in the Southside neighborhood that strong efforts must be taken to revitalize the declining commercial strip as a destination but also as neighborhood serving, most particularly between Dwight Way and Bancroft Avenue. 


April 1, 2013 at Noon (Chamber Conference Room) 

The Government Affairs Committee will discuss current planning and design efforts to address the area in general.  

We will be joined by Mayor Tom Bates , representatives of Berkeley Design Advocates and Roland Peterson, Executive Director of the Telegraph Business Improvement District. The Mayor's Office has taken a strong leadership role relevant to Telegraph Avenue and has just kicked off a major neighborhood engagement. Berkeley Design Advocates did a day long design workshop last spring. The results of that workshop and the status of various recommendations will be discussed. 


When: Monday, April 1, 2013 ~ 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Where: Berkeley Chamber of Commerce
1834 University Avenue, Second Floor


May 6, 2013 (Noon at the Chamber Conference Room)  

The Government Affairs Committee will be joined by Emily Marthinsen, UCB's Assistant Vice Chancellor of Physical and Environmental Planning, and Roland Peterson, to discuss the actual projects that are currently underway on Telegraph Avenue. Once again the discussion will focus on the length of the Avenue between Dwight Way and Bancroft Avenue. There are a number of projects underway that are sponsored by the UC as well as a number of private development projects that hold great promise for a revitalized Telegraph Avenue. 

Please bring your Brown Bag Lunch - Space is Limited