Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza and Transit Area Improvement Project

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


UPDATE- May 2018: The main entrance at Shattuck and Center is still under construction and is estimated to open in summer 2018.  Click on the link below for a map that shows station entrance closures.

Current map of project


July 2017- Main Entrance Closure and Clipper Fare Gates at south end.  For information related to the BART Entrance Closures, click the link below

BART Passenger Bulletin

January 2017- For information related to the BART Entrance Closures, click the link below

BART Passenger Bulletin

Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza construction activities begin late August 2016

Click on the link for more information related to construction schedule and entrance closures:

BART Passenger Bulletin

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.   The plaza and main BART entrance is expected to be complete by mid 2018, and the project is expected to be completed in late 2018.

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 late 2018.

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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