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Campus Garden to Remain at Oxford Tract

Posted March 10, 1999

Berkeley's Student Education Garden will not be moved from its current location on the Oxford tract, campus officials announced recently.

The campus planning department initially had planned to move the garden to make room for an East Bay Municipal Water District pumping station. The station would help bring emergency water supplies to the Berkeley hills to combat devastating fires and would provide a drinking water supply system capable of withstanding a major earthquake on the Hayward Fault.

Based on issues raised by students, administrators, the water district and the City of Berkeley, campus officials are now moving forward with a plan that would leave the garden intact. Under the new plan, the garden would remain at its current location on Walnut and Virginia streets and the pumping station would be built on the northeast corner of the Oxford tract, according to Tom Lollini, director of physical and environmental planning.

The pumping station structure will cover an area of 60 by 170 feet with 90 percent of the structure underground. Lollini said campus officials intend to work with the water district, the City of Berkeley, and the community on the design and landscaping of the facility.



March 10 - 16, 1999 (Volume 27, Number 26)
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