Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project

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Main Entrance concept, Images provided by Office of District Architect, BART

Downtown Berkeley Plaza Improvements Approved - April 14, 2016

The plaza above Downtown Berkeley Station will have a dramatic new look designed to improve both safety and walkability by Fall 2017, thanks to a project approved by the BART Board of Directors.

The Board voted to move ahead, in partnership with the City of Berkeley, with a project that includes a new main entrance enclosure, new furnishings, landscaping, paving, bus shelters and LED lighting.

In keeping with a new statewide focus on stormwater management, all on-site stormwater will be treated through bio-retention planters and landscaping.

The project will also bring changes within the station with improved signage throughout the station and plaza.

The $7.6M project authorized today is expected to begin June 2016, and be completed by September 2017.

For a link to the Final Construction Drawings, and additional supporting documents, click on the City of Berkeley Webpage link below:

The Final IS/MND was unanimously adopted by the BART Board of Directors on August 13, 2015

Click here for the Final IS/MND

Click Here for Appendices

For illustrations of selected 65% design documents, click here

 For previous concept render presented to City Council, click here

For previous public meeting presentations, and project information click here

For more information, contact Scott Smith at

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