Housing

Council Co-Sponsoring New Housing Production Legislation image

Council Co-Sponsoring New Housing Production Legislation

The Bay Area Council is proud to partner with California Forward in sponsoring SB 1385, which authorizes residential development on existing lots ...
Council Endorses Projects Proposing 1,700 New Homes image

Council Endorses Projects Proposing 1,700 New Homes

Three development projects that include a combined almost 1,700 units of housing this week earned the endorsement of the Bay Area Council Project E...
Council’s Advocacy Helps Reopen Vital Construction Work image

Council’s Advocacy Helps Reopen Vital Construction Work

Following weeks of steady advocacy to exempt vital construction projects from shelter-in-place (SIP) orders, the Bay Area Council this week applaud...
Council Endorses 300-Unit Housing Project in Mountain View image

Council Endorses 300-Unit Housing Project in Mountain View

The Bay Area Council is excited to endorse 1001 N. Shoreline Blvd. in Mountain View. This project from Council member Sares Regis repurposes a sea ...
Council’s ADU Work Gets Big Boost from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative image

Council’s ADU Work Gets Big Boost from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Bay Area Council has been at the forefront of the revolution to make accessory dwelling units (ADU), aka granny or in-law units, a key solution...
Keeping Essential Services/Businesses Operating image

Keeping Essential Services/Businesses Operating

While state and local shelter-in-place orders are helping stop the spread of COVID-19, they are also creating confusion among some businesses about...
New “Missing Middle” Housing Bill Introduced image

New “Missing Middle” Housing Bill Introduced

The Bay Area Council’s 2020 housing priority is to pass legislation designed to boost housing production. While the state has made some strides i...
Inclusive San Jose Housing Project Wins Council Endorsement image

Inclusive San Jose Housing Project Wins Council Endorsement

A San Jose housing complex that includes a mix of market rate, workforce, affordable and deeply affordable units near transit got a big thumbs up f...
Member Spotlight: Bank of Marin Celebrates 30 Years image

Member Spotlight: Bank of Marin Celebrates 30 Years

Happy 30th Anniversary to Bank of Marin!  Since 1990, the bank’s philosophy, “banking built on trust and relationships,” has been tailor...
Council Co-Sponsoring Bills Taking Aim at Excessive Housing Fees image

Council Co-Sponsoring Bills Taking Aim at Excessive Housing Fees

A tangle of local impact fees that most cities across the Bay Area and California impose on new housing can add up to $100,000 to the cost of each ...
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