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Berkeley’s Planning Commission will Consider Changes to its Land Use Definitions – Impacting where Life Science Companies Can Locate in the City

  • 2021-05-20T15:00:00.000+0000
  • Author: Mitzy De La Peña Medina

Last year, Berkeley’s Planning Commission considered changes to the city’s land use definition of Research and Development as a way to encourage industry growth in the city. At the time, commissioners decided not to act on the changes and instead asked for additional information from city staff on the impacts the changes could have on protected space and community investment.

Since then, Biocom California staff have been working with Berkeley’s Office of Economic Development and our members to craft an update to the definition that can accommodate future development of the array of facilities that fit under the life science umbrella.

Berkeley's Planning Commission is scheduled to discuss the revised R&D definition at their meeting on June 2nd. If you’d like more information about these changes or to participate in the hearing, contact Mitzy De La Peña Mediina.