Criticism of the Cisco project in Coyote Valley expanded with the accusation by GreenParty presidential candidate Ralph Nader that the project is an example of sprawling development.
Officials from surrounding jurisdictionscomplain that the City of San Jose has tried to shut them out of thedecision-making process by not giving them enough time to digest thefinal environmental report. However, journalist and planner WilliamFulton states that the environmental impact review is thoroughly writtendespite an arbitrary assumption that 80% of Cisco employees will livenorth of Coyote Valley. Environmental attorney Bill Yeates asserts thatwhile there is currently no legal precedent of the kind, a case inappeal may require that cities compensate their neighbors for housingshortages created by development. Another avenue for legal challenge maybe the question of how San Jose will compensate for the agriculturalland that Cisco will use.
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Indiana Once Again Considering Ban on Dedicated Transit Lanes
The proposed legislation would impact the construction of planned IndyGo Blue Line, the third phase of the city’s bus rapid transit system.
LA’s ‘Spongy’ Infrastructure Captured Almost 9 Billion Gallons of Water
The city is turning away from stormwater management practices that shuttle water to the ocean, building infrastructure that collects and directs it underground instead.
Investors Snapping Up Record-High Number of Affordable Homes
High interest rates and record-high prices are driving investors to focus on homes in the lower price tier, exacerbating inventory shortages and pushing regular home buyers out of the market.
Federal Office Conversion Program Slow to Start
To date, no loans have closed through a federal program meant to spur office-to-residential conversions.
How Capturing Rainwater Can Make Cities Safer, More Resilient
Green infrastructure can help prevent flooding and replenish groundwater supplies, preventing subsidence that makes land sink.
Boston’s Blue Hill Avenue to Get BRT, Safety Improvements
The key bus corridor serves over 37,000 bus riders daily.
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