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The al fresco streets movement, moving dining and retail space into the public realm in space historically devoted to automobiles, continues to gain momentum around the country.
James Brasuell
May 20, 2020, 10am PDT
Twenty years after voters first approved funding to build a BART extension into the heart of the South Bay Area, the project is finally ready to offer rides to the public.
The Mercury News
May 17, 2020, 11am PDT
The city of Berkeley is pursuing an aggressive plan to open the streets for outdoor dining as an economic development tool for local commercial businesses.
Eater San Francisco
April 27, 2020, 10am PDT
According to reports, Google parent company Alphabet is pulling back on two massive land acquisition deals amidst the economic uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. A development approval setback will also slow the company's expansion.
San Jose Inside
April 9, 2020, 10am PDT
The Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) will start running trains again today, two weeks after shutting down service.
The Mercury News
April 1, 2020, 12pm PDT
The extension to downtown is a complex and ambitious project facing many challenges and questions about feasibility.
The Mercury News
Feature
March 26, 2020, 6am PDT
Cities, states, and the federal government are trying to prevent a repeat of 2008 while still facing the challenges of inequality and poverty that grew out of the previous recession.
James Brasuell
December 6, 2019, 12pm PST
Google has laid the foundation for four large, and distinct, employment centers in just one city of the South Bay Area.
The Mercury News
December 2, 2019, 9am PST
Inequality is growing faster in large metropolitan areas, according to a New York Times data visualization.
The New York Times
November 30, 2019, 9am PST
A court ruling means a state law intended to spur affordable housing development by providing incentives for the sale of surplus public land will apply equally in every city in California.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 26, 2019, 10am PST
With stronger state mandates kicking in, California housing permits rose sharply in September. But as one construction industry commentator noted, an uptick isn't a trend.
The Mercury News
November 12, 2019, 11am PST
Land in the Coyote Valley in San Jose, California, will be protected in a move that ends over three decades of development battles.
The Mercury News
October 4, 2019, 8am PDT
Both phases of the extension of BART beyond the Warm Spring Station Fremont, into Santa Clara County and San Jose, have been delayed. The first extension, to the Milpitas and Berryessa stations, was expected to be complete by the end of 2019.
The Mercury News
September 20, 2019, 8am PDT
This past year looked promising in terms of opportunities to tackle the state’s housing woes. But most measures failed and the problem is just growing.
Rolling Stone
September 11, 2019, 10am PDT
Google's plans for the Diridon Transit Village are much more clear.
The Architect's Newspaper
August 30, 2019, 10am PDT
San Jose has issued a steadily-rising number of ADU permits in recent years. Now, Mayor Sam Liccardo has implemented measures to ease the process for homeowners who want to build granny flats.
The Mercury News
August 8, 2019, 6am PDT
Startups are increasingly abandoning the suburban office park to try their luck in denser urban cores. According to this study, good transit is one factor behind that trend. But it's not the only one.
CityLab
July 3, 2019, 8am PDT
While most Bay Area communities are pursuing housing solutions "individually," local planners acknowledge the need for strategies that address the regional as a unified whole.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
June 18, 2019, 10am PDT
The tech industry giant answers a call to do more to help alleviate housing prices in the region it calls home by promising to build tens of thousands of units on its own land.
The Mercury News
June 15, 2019, 11am PDT
The communal living opportunity for San Jose residents was made possible by the creation of an entirely new designation in the city's zoning code.
CityLab