Sunnyvale City Council Selects Smart Alternative For El Camino Real

For the Bay Area to thrive, we must protect our natural and agricultural landscapes and provide new homes to meet the needs of people across the income spectrum. It’s not one or the other. It’s both. That’s why your support for the right development in the right places is so critical. The city of Sunnyvale has become ground zero for the region’s housing affordability crisis. In Sunnyvale, a two-bedroom apartment rents for… Read More

All Aboard The Smart Train

For the first time in more than 50 years, travelers can jump on the train in the North Bay. The long-awaited Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) is now running full speed ahead with daily and weekend service from downtown San Rafael to the Sonoma County Airport. And….you can use your Clipper Card! Greenbelt Alliance worked to pass the measure that created SMART nearly 10 years ago. We were proud to join… Read More

Los Gatos Approves New Infill Homes on “North 40”

Greenbelt Alliance is excited to share that the Los Gatos Town Council has approved a smart proposal for a new walkable neighborhood on one of the city’s largest sites for infill development. Known as “Phase One of the North 40 development,” the project includes numerous exciting community benefits, including: A mix of 320 new homes, as well as a village market, shops, and open space on a 21-acre site. 50 affordable homes… Read More

Big Win for Affordable Homes in Walnut Creek

After two years of studies, workshops, and deliberation, the Walnut Creek City Council voted on August 1, 2017, to increase the Housing Impact Fee. Walnut Creek has been a leader in Contra Costa County on housing issues, supporting homes for a diverse community. Over the last decade, the Housing Impact Fee helped to create about 330 new affordable homes. By increasing these local resources, Walnut Creek will help create even more new… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Walnut Residences in Fremont

Update August 2017: After months of legal delays, we’re excited that Alameda County Superior Court Judge Frank Roesch has affirmed the approval of the Walnut Residences community, rejecting a misguided lawsuit that challenged the project’s approval. We look forward to these homes coming to fruition, providing new opportunities to thrive in Fremont. Back in March 2017, Greenbelt Alliance was excited that, after a long, arduous process, the City of Fremont approved the… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: 2700 West El Camino in Mountain View

Greenbelt Alliance is excited that the Mountain View City Council unanimously approved the 2700 West El Camino project by SummerHill Apartment Communities. After years of working with the City of Mountain View to shape the El Camino Real Precise Plan, we are thrilled to endorse a smart project that helps implements the vision for a thriving place to live, work, and play near transit. 2700 West El Camino provides 211 new homes… Read More

Plan Bay Area 2040 Adopted

Late last night, the boards of the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and Metropolitan Transportation Committee (MTC) voted to adopt Plan Bay Area 2040, a smart regional strategy to foster thriving neighborhoods across our nine-county region. We’re excited that the new plan affirms the groundbreaking vision of the original Plan Bay Area, adopted in 2013—guiding growth within our existing cities and towns to creating walkable communities for all close to jobs… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Karlstad in Sunnyvale

Greenbelt Alliance is pleased to endorse the Karlstad project in Sunnyvale’s Fair Oaks neighborhood. Since the 1990s, the Fair Oaks neighborhood has been transitioning from an aging industrial area to a community with new opportunities to live near transit and jobs in the bustling Silicon Valley. Karlstad, by The Sobrato Organization, takes a smart approach to fulfill this vision, providing 250 new homes for residents across the income spectrum within walking distance… Read More

A Community Comes Together in Silicon Valley

At Greenbelt Alliance, we’re dedicated to getting growth right in the Bay Area. That means safeguarding our farms and forests from sprawl development and creating thriving neighborhoods within our cities and towns. But good growth decisions don’t emerge automatically. It takes people coming together and getting engaged in decisions about how their communities grow. Fortunately, there are inspiring examples of this happening around the Bay Area and Greenbelt Alliance is playing a… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Affordable Homes in Sunnyvale

We’re excited to report that on January 25 the City of Sunnyvale approved the Edwina Benner Plaza Apartments by the non-profit affordable housing developer MidPen Housing Corporation. The development—named after the local civic leader who was first female mayor in California—will provide 66 new homes for low-income residents, along with community rooms, play areas, and after-school facilities, on an underutilized 1.32-acre lot.

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