Update: After a 9+ hour meeting on August 10, the Lafayette City Council delayed the vote on the Terraces of Lafayette until August 24. We need to act NOW to reduce our GHG emissions and build resilient communities. Building affordable housing near transit is an important way to address both our housing and climate crises. Lafayette has a chance to be on the right side of history and save its residents a… Read More
Update: We are thrilled that the San Mateo Planning Commission has unanimously approved the “Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites” project. Now the project will go to the City Council, where we hope the same results will transpire. Greenbelt Alliance is proud to endorse the “Downtown San Mateo Opportunity Sites” project. This project is a 225-unit, 100% affordable, residential development by MidPen Housing Corporation in San Mateo’s Downtown Area. The project is split… Read More
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 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
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 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 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.
Bay Meadows, a community in San Mateo, is an excellent example of smart infill development. The city transformed the aging Bay Meadows horse-racing track into a thriving neighborhood within a stone’s throw of the Hillsdale Caltrain station. Built with both pedestrians and cyclists in mind, the development included 15-acres of public parks and a mini-main street. This community opens new opportunities for families across the income spectrum to afford homes in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.