New Map Shows Bay Area Lagging Well Behind 2040 Housing Goals

A number of our region's cities and towns are lagging behind their 2040 housing goals.

A recently released MTC map shows that some Bay Area cities and towns could still be centuries away from reaching their Plan Bay Area 2040 housing goals.

North Bayshore: Planning & Creating More Homes in Mountain View

The Bay Area has boomed in recent years, but many communities have struggled to keep up with the pace of growth. The recent approval of the North Bayshore Precise Plan in Mountain View is a prime example of how we’re making the right growth happen in the right places around the Bay Area. Read more.

New Housing to Sprout up in Mountain View

Google

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.

Homes for Silicon Valley: The North Bayshore Plan

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.

Community Rallies for Housing Solutions in North Bayshore

Mountain View City Council reaffirmed their commitment to the North Bayshore plan to create a vibrant walkable community with up to 9,850 new homes, 20 percent of which will be dedicated for low-income residents.

Desperate Bay Area Voters Tax Themselves to Ease Traffic, Build Housing

By Patrick May Along with the slew of propositions on this week’s California ballot to legalize pot, do away with the death penalty and ban plastic bags, there were also measures of desperation: Bay Area voters were asked to perform a sort of electoral CPR on their gridlocked, high-priced and increasingly frenetic metropolis. And in an indication of just how fed up they are, voters declared they were willing to open their… Read More

Greenbelt Alliance Endorsed: Affordable Homes in Mountain View

Evelyn Apartments Rendering

We’re pleased to report that on March 1 the Mountain View City Council took our advice and approved the Evelyn Family Apartments, a cutting-edge proposal for 116 new affordable homes.

Mountain View Takes Two Steps Forward

El Camino Real at Castro St.

On December 9, Mountain View took two important steps toward creating a more vibrant and affordable city by approving a long-term vision for the El Camino Real corridor and voting to significantly increase funds for new affordable homes.

Mountain View City Council candidates talk housing & transportation

On Tuesday night, over 120 Mountain View residents packed into the Rengstorff Park Community Center for the Housing & Transportation Candidates Forum, co-sponsored by Greenbelt Alliance.

What’s next for El Camino in Mountain View?

The City of Mountain View has released the draft El Camino Real Precise Plan and associated environmental impact report for public comment. The City Council currently intends to discuss and hear comments on the draft plan at the September 23 council meeting and to approve a final plan before Thanksgiving, so it’s important to get involved now.