Oakland is amid a severe housing shortage, displacement, and affordability crisis. It is essential that every community do its part to create more well-designed and well-located homes to alleviate our region’s housing shortage. At 5212 Broadway, formerly the California College of the Arts campus, we have an opportunity to create 510 of these new homes that we
Greenbelt Alliance is shifting the perceptions and actions of leaders across government, communities, and businesses to protect and prioritize people and lands in the face of the climate crisis.
With every policy decision and inclusive planning process that prepares the Bay Area for wildfires, floods, and droughts, we succeed. With every additional acre of natural and working land restored to reap climate-resilience benefits, we succeed. With every new climate SMART development we endorse that cities then approve to build for the communities of the future, we succeed.
We do this by researching and communicating solutions that will protect more natural and working lands and by prioritizing the conservation of our highest-value landscapes. We do this by driving local, regional, and state-level advocacy efforts—building local partnerships and coalitions with residents, community groups, and nonprofits. We do this by supporting development that creates thriving, resilient neighborhoods with ready access to transit and housing choices for everyone who lives in the Bay Area.
HOW WE DO IT
Suisun City is facing extreme risk as a result of sea-level rise and flood threats. With just 24” of sea-level rise, much of the City south of Highway 12 will face severe flood impacts. In the past year, the Climate and Environment Committee, led by Mayor Alma Hernandez, has taken strong initial steps to heighten
In February 2021, after hearing from hundreds of Pittsburg residents and environmental organizations that the city should preserve the beautiful hills that overlook the future park at the former Concord Naval Weapons Station, Pittsburg’s City Council approved the Seeno Faria project. The homes would be zoned for single-family residential with a 4,000-square-foot minimum lot size.