Envisioning El Camino Real

El Camino Real

On September 5, 2019, Greenbelt Alliance, Santa Clara Community Advocates (SCCA), and Livable Sunnyvale engaged more than 40 members of the public in a discussion on the future of El Camino Real in an educational event with presentations from local experts and a Q&A panel. El Camino Real is a 43-mile roadway that extends from San Jose to Daly City. This corridor acts as a central artery for many residential areas and… Read More

Renewing Rohnert Park’s UGB with Measure B

Rohnert Park

Special Election November 5, 2019 The city of Rohnert Park is on its way to renewing its voter-approved urban growth boundary for another 20 years in a special election on Nov. 5, 2019. Get the specifics of the measure here. Greenbelt Alliance partnered with the City Council and staff to develop the UGB renewal Measure B to protect open space and prevent sprawl in this growing city that lies within the heart… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Passage at San Mateo

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed the Passage

A proposed neighborhood-scale project in the city of San Mateo plans to take advantage of its close proximity to Hayward Park Caltrain Station. How? By redeveloping a 14.5-acre shopping center into a pedestrian-oriented community with 961 new homes, including 40,000 square feet of retail and a transportation hub to ease congestion impacts. The project builds out the vision of the City’s Rail Corridor Transit-Oriented Development Plan by “balancing” a jobs-rich neighborhood and… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Artisan Crossing Housing Project in Belmont Approved

Artisan Crossing Project

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to report the Artisan Crossing project by Windy Hill Property Ventures in Belmont was approved! Artisan Crossing is one of the first projects to move forward after the adoption of the Belmont Village Specific Plan, which provides a smart growth vision for the community and will hopefully catalyze additional infill development along El Camino Real. The City of Belmont also recently adopted an inclusionary zoning ordinance that requires… Read More

What’s a General Plan & How Can it Impact Our Climate?

Greenbelt Alliance General Plan

There’s no better way to get involved in making your city truly climate-friendly than influencing its General Plan. You’re probably asking yourself, “what is a General Plan?” Before you can jump in and inspire a fresh new approach to city planning, let’s cover the basics. What’s the Plan? Fundamentally, a General Plan must organize information in a way that can guide action, and in the state of California, information must be sorted… Read More