Housing

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BART Making Progress on Transit-Oriented Development

With almost 1,500 units completed since 2013, another almost 1,300 under construction and another 2,300 on the drawing board, new housing is fast s...
New San Francisco ADU Reforms Signal Success of Council Advocacy image

New San Francisco ADU Reforms Signal Success of Council Advocacy

A major initiative the Bay Area Council launched in 2016 to dramatically expand the construction of accessory dwelling units (ADUs), aka granny or ...
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Council Advocacy Helps Move Housing Legislation Forward

In a divide and conquer strategy, the Bay Area Council housing policy team this week zigzagged through the Capitol going from hearing to hearing to...
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Major Housing Contributions Underscores the Need for State Action

Google announced a $1 billion contribution towards the housing crisis, aiming to deliver 20,000 Bay Area homes. Days later, Stanford rivaled with a...
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Council Endorses Stanford University Expansion Plan

Stanford University, the fountainhead for Silicon Valley innovation, is advancing a bold, 20-year vision for expanding the campus to maintain its g...
Major Setback for Ambitious Housing Reform Bill image

Major Setback for Ambitious Housing Reform Bill

Ambitious legislation that would have dramatically eased local zoning and removed other regulatory barriers to allow for more housing near jobs and...
Council Launches Statewide Casita Coalition to Promote ADUs image

Council Launches Statewide Casita Coalition to Promote ADUs

The Bay Area Council has launched a new statewide coalition to expand construction of accessory dwelling units, aka “casitas.” The Casita Coali...
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Council Takes Positions on Numerous Housing Bills

The Bay Area Council’s Housing Committee met this week to determine positions on a raft of state housing bills. The meeting in Cupertino, an appr...
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Big Week in Sacramento for Council-Supported Legislation

Fanning out across hearing rooms in the state capitol, Bay Area Council policy leaders this week testified in support of five housing bills that al...
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Key Housing Bills Clear First Hurdle

Key legislation the Bay Area Council supports to address California’s housing crisis cleared an important first hurdle this week in Sacramento. S...
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