Fixing the Foundation: Local Solutions for Infill Housing

Will we choose to protect our greenbelt of natural landscapes, farms, and ranches as we grow, or sprawl ever outward?

Barriers to infill housing development arise in cities across the region, state, and nation. Greenbelt Alliance’s infill housing research team chose to study 12 key cities across the Bay Area with high potential for infill housing development: Concord, Fremont, Mountain View, Oakland, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Santa Clara, Santa Rosa, San Francisco, San Jose, Sunnyvale, and Walnut Creek.

Infill development poses multiple challenges. Greenbelt Alliance’s Fixing the Foundation report provides a practical and insightful discussion of barriers and solutions for cities and towns.
—Ken Alex, Director of the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research

Fixing the Foundation identifies the top 10 barriers to infill housing development across these cities and provides local solutions for overcoming these barriers. Our City by City analysis applies the report findings to each of our 12 cities, offering specific recommendations for local, tangible impact in the Bay Area.

Download Fixing the Foundation (PDF, 32 pp, November 2013)


Download Fixing the Foundation City by City (PDF, 24 pp, November 2013)


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