We are pleased to share that Greenbelt Alliance is once again endorsing outstanding infill development projects and plans in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Opportunities for endorsement will spread throughout the Bay Area in 2015 and we will keep you updated on this exciting progress.
To ensure that the Bay Area grows in ways that enhance the quality of our communities and protects what makes our region special, we need more people saying “yes” to the right development in the right places. That’s where Greenbelt Alliance’s Endorsement Program comes into play.
We will make endorsements based on a set of clear criteria. And our endorsements will reflect innovations in urban design and smart growth. When a project or plan receives our endorsement, we’ll spread the word to community members and decision-makers. Our endorsement will provide affirmation that a proposed project or plan is one that will make the Bay Area an even better place to live. The evaluation criteria focus on:
- Efficient Use of Land
- Transportation Options
- Environmental Design
- Community and Economic Benefits
- Community Engagement
Greenbelt Alliance has long been a leader in championing smart infill development. To date, we have endorsed over 175 housing plans and projects totaling over 70,000 new homes. Since 2000, our endorsements have helped improve 111 neighborhoods around the region.