Ground Broken for Environmental Center

Workers broke ground Wednesday on the Brower Center, a hub for the environmental movement and one of the most complicated developments orchestrated by the city of Berkeley. The four-story building is named for pioneering environmental leader and longtime Berkeley resident David Brower, who died in 2000. It will house...

Groundbreaking Ceremony for David Brower Center Today in Berkeley

BERKELEY – A groundbreaking ceremony for the David Brower Center, a place where educators and environmental activists will meet and exchange ideas, will be held today in downtown Berkeley. Construction has begun on the landmark development, and city and community leaders will come together from 4 to 5:30 p.m....

ANOTHER ‘GREEN’ CENTER

Naturally, there will be Sonoma County connections to a May 23 groundbreaking in Berkeley for a $29 million environmental center honoring the late David Brower. Brower, who founded Friends of the Earth and as director of the Sierra Club swelled its membership from 2,000 to 77,000, cherished his Sonoma...

Berkeley environmental center named for famed green leader Brower

BERKELEY – Renowned wilderness advocate David Brower’s legacy is set to extend into the urban landscape as construction gets under way on a $75 million downtown environmental center bearing his name. Contractors began laying the groundwork this week for the four-story David Brower Center, slated to house eco-conscious retailers...

S.F. Chronicle Covers Brower Center’s Progress

Environmental Warrior’s Posthumous Battle None of David Brower’s victories came easy, not even the eco-headquarters to be built in his honor. Brower, the pioneering environmentalist who died in 2000, spent his life fighting to save the country’s most fragile and spectacular wildlands. Fittingly, it took six years of legal...

S.F. Chronicle Covers Brower Center’s Progress

Environmental Warrior’s Posthumous Battle None of David Brower’s victories came easy, not even the eco-headquarters to be built in his honor. Brower, the pioneering environmentalist who died in 2000, spent his life fighting to save the country’s most fragile and spectacular wildlands. Fittingly, it took six years of legal...

Kenneth Brower writes about the Brower Center in Cal Monthly

Green Has a New Home In its gestation, the David Brower Center — an environmental think-tank planned for downtown Berkeley, at the edge of the UC campus — has passed the blueprint stage and is deep in its third trimester. Groundbreaking is scheduled for this fall. The building, which...

David Brower Center Receives Key City Approval

In May, acting on the recommendation of the Berkeley Housing Department, the Berkeley City Council approved a Disposition and Development Agreement for the David Brower Center, the last stage of city approval needed to allow the project to go forward. CEL cofounder Peter Buckley is chair of the board...

Berkeley City Council Approves Brower Center/Oxford Plaza Project

  Brower Center Project Clears Key City Vote City councilmbers Tuesday approved transferring the Oxford Plaza parking lot to developers Tuesday night, but their vote—the first of two—left as many questions as answers. On a 6-1-2 vote, with Betty Olds voting no and Gordon Wozniak and Laurie Capitelli abstaining,...

Berkeley lot to get ‘greener’

  BERKELEY — A process that would allow a developer to build a multimillion-dollar building complex dedicated to late Sierra Club leader David Brower has gotten the green light. The Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 Tuesday night to approve a disposition and development agreement that opens the door to...