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BART OKs $7.6 million redesign of Berkeley Station Plaza

Bay Area Rapid Transit's (BART) board yesterday approved a $7.6 million project to improve the agency's station and plaza in downtown Berkeley, Calif.

Rendering of Bay Area Rapid Transit's Downtown Berkeley StationA rendering depicts the Berkeley station's new entrance enclosure.
Source: Bay Area Rapid Transit

Working with the city of Berkeley, BART will build a new entrance enclosure, new furnishings and bus shelters, agency officials said in a press release.

The project also calls for improved landscaping and LED lighting. Additionally, all on-site stormwater captured at the station will be treated through bio-retention planters and landscaping, BART officials added.

As part of the project, BART will improve signage throughout the station and plaza.

The station's redesign will make the area more pedestrian-friendly, said BART board member Rebecca Saltzman.

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