Finding Funding for Resilient by Design

With the design phase complete, the focus turns to finding funding for Resilient by Design projects.

With the design phase completed, a recent workshop shows that finding funding for Resilient by Design projects is the initiative’s highest priortity.

New Map Shows Bay Area Lagging Well Behind 2040 Housing Goals

A number of our region's cities and towns are lagging behind their 2040 housing goals.

A recently released MTC map shows that some Bay Area cities and towns could still be centuries away from reaching their Plan Bay Area 2040 housing goals.

Caltrain Presents Plan for New Homes Near Stations

Caltrain adding homes near stations along their transit corridor could be a huge boon to our cities and towns.

Last month, Caltrain’s staff presented to its board the process, which is currently underway, being used to craft a transit-oriented development (TOD) plan as part of their land-use policies for the Caltrain corridor. Caltrain staff is aiming to improve the transit corridor and community access to transit, by placing homes near stations and jobs, to form active, lively communities. The plan will show potential development sites, and provide guidance on how these… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: The Agrihood in the City of Santa Clara

A rendering of The Agrihood

The Agrihood project will bring 361 homes, half of which will be affordable, to the City of Santa Clara, and will feature space for nonprofit and retail uses, as well as a small organic farm. When completed, it will be the cornerstone of a thriving, walkable, and transit-served community open to all Bay Area residents.

Santa Rosa Aligns Resilient City Measures With Smart Growth Ideals

The Resilient City Measures will ensure homes are built in areas like courthouse square.

The Santa Rosa City Council revised their recently adopted Resilient City measures to focus on areas of the city already prioritized for housing. This will make it easier to build badly-needed homes where they’re needed most; near jobs, services, and public transportation.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: The Las Juntas Way Community Approved

Las Juntas Way will create ample space and healthy opportunities for families to live, work, and play in Walnut Creek.

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.

Is Sonoma County Airport Area Right for Housing?

The SMART stop near Sonoma County Airport, a benefit for potential housing in the area.

In the aftermath of the North Bay fires, county officials are taking a second look at building housing in the large commercial and industrial area near the Sonoma County Airport. Regional Director Teri Shore recently led a tour of the area to consider whether it makes sense to add homes here.

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Millbrae Serra Station Approved

Millbrae Serra Station Rendering

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.

Pass AB 2923 for Thriving Communities Near Transit

We need your help to get AB 2923 passed by the California State Legislature and signed into law. Tell your state legislators to pass this bill to create thriving neighborhoods on underutilized BART lands.

After the Sonoma County Fires: A Map for Our Housing Conversation

In response to the loss of homes in the fires and demand for more homes for all, Sonoma County has set a goal of adding as many as 30,000 houses and other dwellings to its cities and towns over the next five years. Here’s a Housing Conversation Map to clarify some of the planning terms.