North Berkeley Puts AB2923 into Practice

North Berkeley BART is an early test case for AB2923.

The first test case for what is possible under AB2923 is happening at the North Berkeley BART Station. Given the North Berkeley station’s proximity to job centers and walkability, BART is now able to construct up to 300 units of housing on its four-acre parking lot under BART’s transit-oriented development guidelines.

AB 948 Gives Coyote Valley Statewide Significance

AB 948 brings statewide attention to the issue of protecting Coyote Valley

Assembly Member Ash Kalra’s AB 948 would officially recognize Coyote Valley as an area of statewide significance, creating new conservation opportunities. The bill focuses on both the pure value of the environment and its benefits to San Jose as green infrastructure.

Sonoma Developmental Center Prioritized as Open Space

At Risk lands at the Sonoma Developmental Center were recently prioritized for protection.

Breaking News! Some of the most at-risk greenbelt lands in the Bay Area moved toward permanent protection! More than 700 acres of open space and wildlife habitat at the Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) in Sonoma Valley are being prioritized as open space in a new $40 million planning agreement between state and county officials! These spectacular lands were identified in the Greenbelt Alliance At Risk 2017 report as among the most at… Read More

A New Vision for Santa Clara’s El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Community Advocates discussing their shared vision for the El Camino Real

The Santa Clara Community Advocates released their shared vision for Santa Clara’s El Camino Real Corridor, laying a path for smart growth in the city. Paired with their walking tours, they’re taking important steps towards building a better future for their city.

East Bay: Winning Protections for Agriculture & Open Space

Greenbelt Alliance celebrated a big win this summer when the Antioch City Council voted to protect 1,200 acres of natural and agricultural lands, which had long been in the crosshairs for sprawl development.