While housing policy battles continue in California’s legislature, communities across the East Bay are grappling with housing solutions on the local level. Recent events in Berkeley and Fremont show the unique issues faced by discrete communities.
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.
Greenbelt Alliance and partners from the East and West Bay showed up in force to oppose a reckless raid on public transit, bicycle, and pedestrian funding proposed by the City of Union City.
After months of legal delays, we’re excited that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch has affirmed the approval of the Walnut Residences community, rejecting a misguided lawsuit that challenged the project’s approval.
Greenbelt Alliance is proud to endorse the MacArthur Transit Village in Oakland by Boston Properties, a smart project that will redefine what’s possible near transit in the East Bay.
Greenbelt Alliance’s signature At Risk is the definitive research on the Bay Area’s farms, ranches, and natural areas at risk of being lost forever to sprawl development. In an effort to bring these lands to the public view, we have real life stories told by the dedicated local residents who fight to keep them free from sprawl.
We are excited to announce that the Emeryville City Council has unanimously approved the Sherwin Williams project by Lennar Multifamily Communities. Greenbelt Alliance endorsed the project earlier this year.