The “final” design of the active transportation facilities along the portion of San Pablo fronting the University Village Mixed Use project was shown to the Traffic and Safety Commission at its December meeting. To AS&R’s surprise, the proposed signalized active transportation crossing of San Pablo at Dartmouth did not include accommodation for people cycling. Here [read more…]
Well, we can’t get there quite yet, but a significant step has been taken. The Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved the tentative parcel maps and the design review for the University Village Mixed Use Project on Wednesday, December 11th. The conditions of approval include the developers providing up to an additional two feet abutting [read more…]
The Traffic & Safety Commission meeting on October 24th led to some results and news of interest to AS&R. Details below, but here are the highlights:
Complete Streets: The Commission approved the final plan and sent it on to the City Council. The controversial bus stop move is still included in the plan.
The image above is of the latest retail component of the University Village Mixed-Use Project at San Pablo and Monroe. This plan was prepared in response to input from CalTrans and Albany’s Planning and Zoning Commission. It was presented at the last Traffic and Safety Commission meeting on June 27th.
This plan eliminates the [read more…]
Shortly after the final signature was applied to the settlement agreement between UC and AS&R, UC’s University Village Mixed-Use Project developers informed AS&R they had included a two-way cycle track along the project frontage on San Pablo. This includes in front of the proposed Sprouts Farmers Market north of Monroe. The new plans showing the [read more…]
AS&R and Carbon Neutral Albany (C0A) are pleased to announce agreement with the University of California (UC) on a proposed amendment to the global climate change mitigation measure regarding the University Village Mixed-Use Project in Albany, California. The parties hope the Albany City Council will adopt this amendment at its meeting this [read more…]
6. The current design of the University Village Mixed Use project does not include any cycling lanes or paths connecting to or through the proposed project from any of Albany’s cycling routes. (http://www.albanystrollroll.org/university-village-mixed-use-project-legal-action-and-negotiation/) The traffic it generates could form a barrier to safe cycling connections that are important to Albany families. (The bicycle routes that [read more…]
As reported by Albany Patch, UC and Whole Foods have issued statements relaying that Whole Foods will not be part of the University Village Mixed Use project (http://albany.patch.com//articles/whole-foods-pulls-out-of-university-village-project).
UC’s states, “The decision comes in the wake of new lawsuits filed against the city that seek to further delay or cancel the project, as well as [read more…]
The University of California is proposing to build a Whole Foods supermarket at the northwest corner of Monroe and San Pablo, and senior housing and small retail south of Monroe. AS&R has been working for years to assure that the project includes a cycling route adequate for the broadest spectrum of people to feel [read more…]
AS&R founding member Preston Jordan wrote this column about bike access to Albany’s UC/Whole Foods project, which will be considered at tomorrow (Monday’s) City Council Meeting. It contains maps which can be helpful in understanding the issue: http://albany.patch.com/articles/column-mitigation-loophole-could-create-problems-for-sustainable-whole-foods-project#comments