Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the Peninsula Heights Development transforming four commercial buildings and their surface parking lots into a residential development providing 291 townhouses in San Mateo. This project, managed by Harvest Properties Inc, will dedicate 10% of the units for low-income residents and include 2.2 acres of open space across a series of pocket parks, including a dog park, playground, and community garden. Approximately 1.4 miles of new paths… Read More
Redwood City Council made the right choice on May 20th by moving forward with Broadway Plaza, a revitalizing project to the city’s Broadway corridor. MidPen Housing and The Sobrato Organization are partnering to transform an auto-oriented shopping center into a people-focused space mixed with new homes, office, retail, childcare and walkable public pathways intersecting across the project’s 11+ acres. The five years of hard work and collaboration put forth by the developers,… Read More
Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse Belmont’s Firehouse Square residential project! This project will make 80% of its units affordable for low- and extremely-low income households. The 81-unit residential development, on the site of a long-vacant and currently unusable firehouse building, meets Greenbelt Alliance’s strict endorsement criteria for sustainable urban development. In addition to its commitment to affordability, which will be supported by public financing from the County of San Mateo, the… Read More
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 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
Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the South San Francisco PUC Project. This is a mixed-use development project that will provide 20% of its residential units as affordable housing and over 13,000 square feet of community retail, located just a half-mile from the South San Francisco BART station. The project meets Greenbelt Alliance’s strict endorsement criteria for sustainable urban development. At 800 residential units spread across 3 buildings on a 5.9-acre site,… Read More
Two Greenbelt Alliance endorsed projects were approved in Belmont and Redwood City, and three additional developments recently earned our endorsement. This flurry of creative infill in San Mateo County is an exciting sign that development in the Bay Area is moving in the right direction.
Greenbelt Alliance is excited to report that Las Juntas Way, a 100% affordable community by Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, Inc. in Walnut Creek, has been approved.
Millbrae Serra Station will bring 444 homes to the area directly adjacent to Millbrae’s transit hub, making it a perfect example of smart, transit-oriented growth and an ideal candidate for Greenbelt Alliance’s Development Endorsement program.
Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the proposed Gateway at Millbrae Station development by Republic Urban. This proposal is a smart step toward making Millbrae a better place to live and hope that it will inspire communities around the Bay Area to redouble their efforts to grow smartly.