Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Mountain View’s East Middlefield Road

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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

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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

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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

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Passage at San Mateo

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed the Passage

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 Endorsed: Artisan Crossing Housing Project in Belmont Approved

Artisan Crossing Project

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 Endorsed: New Mixed-Use Development On South San Francisco PUC Site

Greenbelt Alliance SSF PUC Project

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

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Five Smart Projects in San Mateo County

Broadway Plaza, one of the Greenbelt Alliance endorsed projects recently approved in San Mateo County.

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.