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“CEQA lawsuit can’t block infill”

July 2nd, 2004 by  Katherine Conrad
“Berkeley is known for many things, but fighting affordable, senior housing wouldn’t seem to be one of them.Yet that’s exactly what happened to the home-grown nonprofit group, Affordable Housing Associates, when they tried to build a 40-unit housing project on the site of an abandoned storefront on Sacramento Avenue.

The housing group was thwarted for more than four years as it fought a lawsuit filed by the so-called Neighbors for Sensible Development. The stick used to beat up the nonprofit housing group was CEQA, the California Environmental Quality Act.”

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