Greenbelt Alliance Endorsement Program Peninsula Heights
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Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: San Mateo’s Peninsula Heights Development

Update: We’re thrilled to announce that San Mateo’s Planning Commission unanimously voted to approve the Peninsula Heights project, bringing much-needed climate SMART—Sustainable, Mixed, Affordable, Resilient, Transit-Oriented—homes to the South Bay!

Greenbelt Alliance was excited to endorse the Peninsula Heights Development, which will transform four commercial buildings and their surface parking lots into a residential development providing 291 townhouses in San Mateo. 

This project, managed by Harvest Properties Inc, will dedicate 10% of the units for low-income residents and include 2.2 acres of open space across a series of pocket parks, including a dog park, playground, and community garden. Approximately 1.4 miles of new paths and trails will be established—providing connections between the open spaces, townhouses, and the surrounding neighborhood.

With sprawl pressure mounting throughout San Mateo County, Peninsula Heights is another example of smart growth and infill development. This helps to address the regional housing crisis by rehabilitating 226,000 square feet of office space into appropriate residential neighborhood densities close to retail (Laurelwood Shopping Center), schools and job centers (College of San Mateo). Transit is another key consideration. This development is served by both city commuter shuttles to and from Hillsdale Caltrain and regionally by SamTrans. It also supports the local economy, relieves development pressure on the region’s open spaces, and offers a host of other environmental and quality of life benefits.

Learn more about sprawl threats in San Mateo County and around the Bay Area by downloading our At Risk report today.

To find out how you can support more projects like Peninsula Heights, get in touch and someone from our team will be more than happy to help.

This project meets the Greenbelt Alliance’s Endorsement Program Criteria for sustainable urban development, please contact us for more information about the Endorsement Program.

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