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Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: 847 Woodside Road

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse Eden Housing’s proposed residential development 847 Woodside Road Housing Project in Redwood City. This 100% affordable housing development will include 86 new homes at varying affordability levels.

The project is centrally located on Woodside Road and close to essential amenities, such as a full-service supermarket and pharmacy. The SamTrans route 278 stops right next to the project site, and additional amenities—parks, additional shopping, community centers—are within walking distance. 847 Woodside Road is thoughtfully designed to maximize the quality of life for residents and upgrade the urban fabric along Woodside Road.

Social Benefits

In addition to bringing sorely needed affordable housing to San Mateo County, 847 Woodside Road includes additional social benefits to further advance housing equity. The development will provide extremely-low, very-low, and low-income housing at varying Area Median Income (AMI) levels, which facilitates a more equitable and inclusive development in an area typically not financially feasible to build affordable housing.

This project will also help deliver on the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and Redwood City’s Housing Element goals of producing 6,882 new homes in the next eight years.

Transit Access for SMART Development

Our endorsement to this project comes as it aligns with our climate SMART—Sustainable, Mixed, Affordable, Resilient, Transit-Oriented—development criteria in several ways.

The development will promote alternative transportation by providing transit passes for residents and including approximately 86 secure bike parking spots (1:1). Importantly, the site is walkable or bikeable to two Caltrain stations and jobs within Redwood City. It will also comply with the City’s stringent standards to provide a variety of types of EV spaces. Such features of a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

According to GreenTRIP—a free online tool created by TransForm that models traffic and greenhouse gas impacts of residential projects in California—the 847 Woodside Road development project will result in:

1,521 fewer miles driven daily compared to the San Mateo County average.

57% fewer GHG impacts daily compared to the San Mateo County average.

41% less parking use daily compared to the San Mateo County average.

Greenbelt Alliance’s Climate SMART—Sustainable, Mixed, Affordable, Resilient, Transit-Oriented—Development Endorsement Program goals call for fully protecting the Bay Area’s greenbelt, directing growth into our existing communities, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions in a way that equitably benefits all Bay Area residents. Our Endorsement Program provides support for projects that advance the right kind of development in the right places. By promoting climate SMART development, we can create thriving, resilient neighborhoods with ready access to transit and housing choices for all of the Bay Area’s people.

Find out more about our Endorsement Program here. Feel free to contact our team for more information and support.

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