When selling or buying a home in Berkeley, it’s important to know whether or not the home is subject to Berkeley’s Creek Ordinance. And it turns out that Berkeley City Hall is built over Strawberry Creek! Good thing all the retrofitting has already been done… because otherwise we’d see the spectacle of City Hall fighting City Hall!
I took a careful look at the above photo, and realized that it was snapped a little after noon on a Saturday… and I might actually be in it. How do I know the day and time? The Saturday Farmers’ Market is in full force to the north of Berkeley City Hall… and the shadows seem to be right for just past noon. This is just about the time that I’d be finishing up at the Berkeley YMCA and strolling to the market for fresh bread and produce!
Always on the cutting edge, Berkeley has a web based program to find out if your new (or old) home is affected by the creek ordinance. Simply click on the Protected Creek Letter Generator Web Site, put in the address, and generate a very cool map.. and letter!
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Want to buy a wonderful home in Central Berkeley, Westbrae, Northbrae, Berkeley Hills, Elmwood, Claremont, Thousand Oaks neighborhoods… or Rockridge, Montclair, Piedmont, Emeryville, El Cerrito, Albany or Kensington? We’ve a developed a site so you can search the Berkeley Mulitple Listing Service homes for sale by neighborhood! Just click on this Neighborhood Search Link.