Resilient by Design Heightens Conversation on Bay Area Sea Level Rise

As part of the Resilient by Design challenge, teams of technical experts partnered with communities around the region to address the impending threat of Bay Area sea level rise. Solano County Regional Representative Amy Hartman reflects on the experience in this series of blog posts.

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.

An Update from Resilient by Design’s Team Common Ground

Team Common Ground, a group of designers, engineers, scientists, and educators, are preparing to show their design study of the San Pablo Baylands and Highway 37 corridor with the public.

Greenbelt Alliance Reaches Historic Agreement with Santa Rosa Business Leaders

The current Sonoma County Civic Center at 575 Administration Way.

Greenbelt Alliance recently made a historic pact with business leaders to forward a bold new vision to move the Sonoma County Civic Center to downtown Santa Rosa. The action was timed to coincide with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors’ upcoming review of its facilities redevelopment plan.

Planning Geyserville’s Future

Photo by Teri Shore

North Bay Regional Director Teri Shore was recently tapped by the Geyserville Planning Committee to provide a review of the open space and planning policies that will inform their town’s plan and help manage development pressures facing Geyserville.

Sonoma County Housing Recovery Bond on the Horizon

Greenbelt Alliance recently teamed up with elected leaders and a cross-sector coalition to urge city and county officials to push for a Housing Recovery Bond on Sonoma County’s November 2018 ballot. The goal is to generate $300 million over 26 years that will help fund critically needed affordable rental and for-sale homes countywide and help boost rebuilding and recovery efforts after the North Bay Fires. Greenbelt Alliance Regional Director Teri Shore is… Read More

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.