A controversial bill that would free BART to develop housing on the most transit oriented of development sites, its parking lots, has managed to clear the hurdles of the California Legislature.
The California State Senate passed a bill that empowers Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) to develop housing on land (i.e., parking lots) surrounding stations in the BART system.
According to Adam Brinklow the bill, AB 2923, sets up BART "to develop thousands or even tens of thousands of new homes on property it owns near stations within the next few years."
For more information on the bill, see previous coverage by Planetizen Correspondent Irvin Dawid from after the bill's approval in the State Assembly and from a moment in April, when the state chapter of the American Planning Association opposed the bill.
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