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Wednesday, February 25th, 2015     

Scoping Out the BART Extension to the South Bay

Tracks are being laid, plans are moving forward, and the long-awaited BART extension from the East Bay to the South Bay is coming! And the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), which is managing the process, wants to hear from you. Continue reading

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2015     

The Atlantic: Why Are Developers Still Building Sprawl?

Boomers and Millennials say they want to live in compact, walkable developments, but builders are putting their money into suburban McMansions. Continue reading

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Friday, February 20th, 2015     

The Daily Journal: Redwood City studies developer housing fee: Planning Commission considers Community Benefits Program

As Redwood City embarks on ways to draw more benefits out of future developments, its residents have made it clear what is needed the most is affordable housing. Continue reading

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Friday, February 20th, 2015     

Streetsblog SF: San Mateo Adopts Vision Zero and LOS Reform With Sustainable Streets Plan

With the adoption of its Sustainable Streets Plan on Tuesday, San Mateo’s City Council has embraced several major transportation policy reforms, including Vision Zero and reforming car-oriented street design and development practices. Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015     

Palo Alto Online: East Palo Alto City Council OKs senior-housing development

In broad support of its commitment to keep its low-income population within the city, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved going forward with a 41-unit senior-housing development. Continue reading

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Wednesday, February 18th, 2015     

PRESS RELEASE: East Palo Alto Approves Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Senior Apartments

University Avenue Senior Apartments, a development by MidPen Housing Corporation and the East Palo Alto Community Alliance Neighborhood Development Organization (EPA CAN DO), was approved for development by the East Palo Alto City Council on February 17, 2015. Continue reading

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Friday, February 13th, 2015     

When David Met Serena

Sometimes you just have to step away from the computer screen and get outside to find the love of your life. That’s how David and Serena did it. The following is a Greenbelt Alliance love story… Continue reading

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Station Park Green concept art
Friday, February 13th, 2015     

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Project Green-Lit in San Mateo

It’s official—San Mateo is getting some much-needed new housing. After many years of planning and delays, the Station Park Green mixed-use development has been unanimously approved by the San Mateo City Council. Continue reading

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Photo: Tom Robertson
Thursday, February 12th, 2015     

The Man behind the Maps

Even if you are a longtime supporter of Greenbelt Alliance, a name you might not be familiar with is Adam Garcia. Adam is Greenbelt Alliance’s mad scientist, our policy researcher. Today, Adam is working to improve the Bay Area Priority Conservation Area program. Continue reading

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Thursday, January 22nd, 2015     

A Letter from the CEO

2014 was quite a year. Across the Bay Area, great steps were made toward better protecting our region’s special open spaces and to making our cities and towns great places to live, work, and play. Continue reading

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