Press Release: Greenbelt Alliance Endorses New Mixed-Use Master Plan CityWalk Bishop Ranch in San Ramon

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE San Ramon, CA—Greenbelt Alliance has endorsed the proposed CityWalk Bishop Ranch master plan. “The CityWalk Bishop Ranch Master Plan is the kind of climate-smart development that we need in the Bay Area to meet our housing goals, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and make sure that local residents are able to stay and thrive in their own communities as housing costs rise,” says Greenbelt Alliance Executive Director Amanda Brown-Stevens. Bishop… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: CityWalk Bishop Ranch Mixed-Use Master Plan

CityWalk Bishop Ranch

Greenbelt Alliance is pleased to endorse the proposed CityWalk Bishop Ranch Mixed-Use Master Plan in San Ramon, CA. We applaud their commitment to stormwater management best practices, developing drought-resistant parkland, and wetlands that will introduce qualities supportive of ecological diversity. The CityWalk Mixed-Use Master Plan will provide 4,500 units on 111 acres, alongside a 169-key hotel, and 170,000ft2 of creative office/retail use, with 15% of the units designated for low or very-low… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Redwood City’s South Main Mixed-Use Project

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the South Main Mixed-Use Project in Redwood City. This mixed-use development over 8.45 acres by Greystar Development will add 540 residential units, 530,00ft2 of office space, and 28,000ft2 of retail space to the El Camino Real corridor in Redwood City. It’s composed of six contiguous parcels, and one off-site parcel less than 0.2 miles north. The residential portion of this development will have 27% of units… Read More

Stand Up for Climate-Smart Housing in Lafayette


After multiple delays, the City of Lafayette finally discussed the long-awaited Terraces of Lafayette development on May 18, 2020, which resulted in the Planning Commission delaying the vote until June 30. Over 20 hearings have taken place about this project and it all comes down to this one to decide if Lafayette is going to move forward with this project. Are you passionate about solving the housing crisis and want to make… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Mountain View’s East Middlefield Road


Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the East Middlefield Road project! East Middlefield Road is a 460-unit residential development by SummerHill Housing Group in Mountain View’s East Whisman Changes Area, comprised of for-sale condominiums and rental apartments. This residential development will include 15% affordable homes and a mix of different residential product types — 36 town flats, 154 condominiums, and 270 rental apartments — with an average residential density of 76 units… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Terraces of Lafayette


Greenbelt Alliance is proud to endorse the “Terraces of Lafayette” project, a 315-unit residential development by O’Brien Land Company in Lafayette, CA. Every city in the Bay Area must play their part to increase their housing stock to make sure the local workforce can live and work in their community — improving the social fabric of our communities and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  The Terraces will provide 315 homes with 20% allocated… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites


Greenbelt Alliance is proud to endorse the “Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites” project. This project is a 164-unit, 100% affordable, residential development by MidPen Housing Corporation in San Mateo’s Downtown Area. The project is split across two sites, with a combined area of 2.41 acres, in downtown San Mateo, currently used for 235 surface parking spaces. MidPen proposes to develop 164 units of affordable rental housing on the parcel at 480 E… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: San Mateo’s Peninsula Heights Development

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsement Program Peninsula Heights

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

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Broadway Plaza Approved

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Broadway Plaza

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 Endorsed: Belmont’s Firehouse Square Affordable Housing Development

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Firehouse Square

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