Author Archives: Nigel Guest

The Panoramic Hill Zoning Ordinance – Update

Panoramic Hill (PH), is the only Residential District in Berkeley with its own zoning ordinance, which the Planning Department has been revising since 2008. One of the main changes is to link the number of off-street parking spaces required of … Continue reading

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Zoning Ordinance Update

Panoramic Hill’s Zoning Ordinance (the ES-R Ordinance) was amended by the City Council in May, but remanded back to the Planning Commission to re-examine the bizarre definition of “bedroom”, which currently includes all dining rooms. The significance of this definition … Continue reading

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Panoramic Hill Zoning Ordinance, and Traffic

This post is about two closely-related topics. Most of you are aware that the Berkeley part of the Hill has its own Zoning Ordinance. We’re zoned ES-R, while all other residential neighborhoods in Berkeley are zoned R-1 through R-5. The … Continue reading

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