Only a few months have passed since fire devastated the North Bay. As the recovery process begins, there are a lot of questions when it comes to rebuilding with a myriad of possible answers. North Bay communities will be shaped for decades by the decisions that will be made in the months and years ahead. Read more.
Greenbelt Alliance is excited to endorse the Artisan Crossing project in Belmont, setting a high bar for smart infill development along the Peninsula. Read more.
Bay Meadows, a community in San Mateo, is an excellent example of smart infill development. The city transformed the aging Bay Meadows horse-racing track into a thriving neighborhood within a stone’s throw of the Hillsdale Caltrain station. Built with both pedestrians and cyclists in mind, the development included 15-acres of public parks and a mini-main street. This community opens new opportunities for families across the income spectrum to afford homes in one of the nation’s most expensive housing markets.
As the new year unfolds, the people and landscapes of the North Bay are slowly healing and moving toward recovery and rebuilding.
The City of Santa Clara has adopted several smart policies to address Santa Clara’s housing affordability crisis, fostering inclusive communities near jobs and transit.
Greenbelt Alliance is excited that Redwood City approved the Bradford Senior Housing project by MidPen Housing, providing affordable homes downtown.
Back in November, the Mountain View City Council voted to maximize new housing in the city’s North Bayshore area, allowing up to 9,100 new homes in a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood in this key regional job center around Google’s campus. But the seeds for these new homes were planted long ago.
The 2017 Leadership Circle luncheon included a discussion between CEO Jeremy Madsen and California State Assemblymember David Chiu who spoke on the many pieces of California legislation approved this year.
As leaders of the Bay Area’s business and environmental communities, we urge the leaders of Mountain View to fully embrace the 9,850-home vision of the North Bayshore Precise Plan with the flexibility necessary to make a complete neighborhood a reality.
Sue Serrone leads Livable Sunnyvale, a coalition of individuals and organizations that work together to create a more vibrant, inclusive, and people-friendly Sunnyvale. Read her story here.