In this guest blog, originally published in the Sonoma Valley Sun, Larry Barnett, the City of Sonoma Planning Commissioner, writes about how the city’s urban growth boundary both stops sprawl and promotes smart growth.
Community members and advocacy groups came together to urge the Santa Clara City Council to make smart choices about growth along El Camino Real. This is an ideal opportunity to bring homes people can afford to a bustling transit corridor.
The Contra Costa County urban limit line is one of the most powerful tools advocates have to protect greenbelt lands near East County cities such as Antioch and Brentwood.
The Santa Rosa City Council approved a density bonus for projects in neighborhoods near transit that include affordable housing and community benefits. This is a huge step toward making the city center more livable and climate-smart.
Santa Clara Community Advocates, Planning Professionals Helping Decide El Camino Real Corridor’s Future
The Santa Clara Community Advocates met with local planning professionals to discuss their vision for the future of the city’s El Camino Real. This community advocacy group is helping shape the future of this important transit corridor.
As we work to bring a Park and Open Space District to Solano County, we’re determined to bring equitable outcomes to the area. This framework will help inform our future work across the region.
Concord called for input on their Environmental Impact Report investigation into the Concord Naval Weapons Station, a signal of progress for the project. With the development moving forward, we’re one step closer to building 10,000 new homes near the most underused station in the BART system.
On November 29, the City of Santa Rosa denied permission for a new hotel project due in part to the high risk of wildfire in the area.
The passage of AB2923 will help add new, transit-served homes where they’re needed most, the under-utilized lands near Bay Area BART stations.
Research by Alexandra Syphard maps out the fire risk of various development styles to show that sprawl development carries serious dangers. We must avoid the peak of the fire risk curve if we hope to plan for resiliency in rebuilding the North Bay.