The lengthy legal fight is over for the People's Park, part of a 2.8-acre site that was cleared and barricaded by UC Berkeley in January as it prepares to build a 1,100-bed student housing project.

The California Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the University of California Regents in a case filed against them by a group known as Make UC A Good Neighbor, who had argued that an environmental review of the student housing project failed to adequately analyze noise impacts.

As the case was making its way up to the Golden State's top court, state lawmakers passed a bill stating that noise generated by future occupants of a project cannot be considered a significant impact on the environment under California's Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

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