After much reflection and consideration, Pacific School of Religion and Mather LifeWays plan to withdraw their application to the City of Berkeley for a senior living community in North Berkeley. While both organizations believe in the significant benefits the community would have provided to the City of Berkeley, changes in the local political landscape have increased uncertainty regarding the project.
“PSR’s commitment to aligning its resources—educational as well as physical—towards its mission remain unchanged,” said David Vásquez-Levy, President of Pacific School of Religion. “Given the changes in our educational programs, we do not fully utilize all of the property we own. Our intent is to leverage our real estate property towards a partnership that will strengthen our financial ability to fulfill our mission to prepare theologically and spiritually rooted leaders for social transformation within and beyond the church.”
Mather LifeWays and PSR would like to thank the many supporters who reached out with interest in being future residents of the community and lending their support. PSR is currently pursuing discussions with potential buyers for portions of its real estate and expects to announce a partnership in the coming months. Additional information will be shared on www.psr.edu/future as plans progress.
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