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

What’s a General Plan & How Can it Impact Our Climate?

Greenbelt Alliance General Plan

There’s no better way to get involved in making your city truly climate-friendly than influencing its General Plan. You’re probably asking yourself, “what is a General Plan?” Before you can jump in and inspire a fresh new approach to city planning, let’s cover the basics. What’s the Plan? Fundamentally, a General Plan must organize information in a way that can guide action, and in the state of California, information must be sorted… 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 (161 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 836 residential units spread across 3 buildings on a… Read More

Grand Opening of Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed Affordable Homes in Sunnyvale

Edwina Benner Plaza grand opening 2019 Greenbelt Alliance

On May 16, Greenbelt Alliance was delighted to attend the Grand Opening of Edwina Benner Plaza, along with non-profit affordable housing developer MidPen Housing Corporation and their partners. The development was named after California’s first female mayor, Edwina Benner, who served as mayor of Sunnyvale from 1924 to 1926 and again from 1937 to 1938. Her niece, Beverly David, was among the speakers at the grand opening. The project received the Greenbelt… Read More

Support The Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont

Add your name to sign the petition below & send a letter to the Mayor and City Council! We must show our support for the City’s plans to build a Homeless Navigation Center in Fremont. As a Compassionate City, we understand that the current shelter crisis is a threat to the safety and well-being of those experiencing homelessness. We applaud the City’s methodical process for narrowing down potential sites, and for recognizing… Read More

Supporting People-Focused Transportation in Contra Costa County

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As Contra Costa County considers a new tax to fund transportation improvements, we must ensure those funds go to projects like improved public transit service, better bike infrastructure, and walkable neighborhoods.

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.

At Risk Greenbelt Land is the Heart of Sonoma Valley

The recent closure of the Sonoma Developmental Center has created an opportunity for the whole Bay Area to plan the future of these vital greenbelt lands. Community support is needed as the planning process begins.

Land-use Map: A Tool to Fight Climate Change

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A city’s General Plan is made up of goals, policies, and elements. However, these plans must also contain a land-use map. This is exactly what it sounds like, a map that outlines how land within a city’s borders can be used—open space, industrial, residential, commercial, mixed-use, etc.  Getting the land-use map right is probably the best way your city can address climate change through its General Plan. Making smart decisions about where… Read More

Renew the City of Sonoma’s Urban Growth Boundary

Help us tell Sonoma City Council that they must give voters the chance to renew the urban growth boundary that has protected open space and farmland around the city for 20 years!