Video postscript to Sunday’s story on Diablo Grande

Slideshow: An empty lot has a commanding view of the partially built Diablo Grande in the hills west of Patterson. Nicotine patch mogul Donald Panoz spent $120 million to bring his dream — including two golf courses, a vineyard and winery — to life. The project filed for Chapter 11 in March after the anticipated Bay Area transplants failed to materialize.

Editorial: Development affects climate change

The trademark of the Bay Area’s Greenbelt Alliance is promoting open space and environmental stewardship with a spark of realism. So, for example, it doesn’t oppose growth but encourages compact development so that people can walk to parks and the like instead of driving everywhere.

Rockville Trails Estates project moves forward

Rockville Trails Estates passed its first hurdle before the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorses New Affordable, Green Homes in Downtown San Jose

San Jose – At its meeting on Wednesday, June 11, San Jose’s Planning Commission will be considering a proposal for a new green building providing affordable homes at Second and Keyes. South Second Street Studios is a project of non-profit developer First Community Housing. The development will include 139 affordable homes, reserving some homes for residents with chronic illness and developmental disabilities, and will also include ground-floor retail space. The developer will be… Read More

Housing Award Goes to Environmental Leader

  San Francisco – In an award ceremony on May 7 at the City Club of San Francisco, Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California will award Tom Steinbach, former executive director of Greenbelt Alliance, the title of “Inspirational Non-Profit Housing Leader.” The award recognizes Greenbelt Alliance’s work to support the creation of affordable homes throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. This is the first time the award has gone to an organization not… Read More