Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Public meeting on North San Ramon redevelopment plan Thursday

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

San Ramon is holding a public meeting to review plans for a pedestrian-oriented neighborhood with a mix of commercial and residential space.

Public meeting on North San Ramon redevelopment plan Thursday – ContraCostaTimes.com.

Concord weighs redevelopment agency for Naval Weapons Station

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Concord to consider including the former Naval Weapons Station as a redevelopment area to finance infrastructure and cleanup costs for the planned development.

Concord weighs redevelopment agency for Naval Weapons Station – San Jose Mercury News.

Moffett Field trail will connect MV, Sunnyvale

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The Bay Trail bridges a gap with the opening of a 2.4 mile path behind Moffett Field, creating a continuous bicycle and pedestrian network from East Palo Alto to San Jose.

Mountain View Voice : Moffett Field trail will connect MV, Sunnyvale.

Update: Trail Opened Sept 20.

Mountain View Voice : Moffett Field section of Bay Trail opens.

Herhold: Opening up a key piece of the Bay Trail – San Jose Mercury News.

Land swap OK’d for Oak to Ninth project in Oakland

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

The State has approved a land swap of public trust land, removing the designation from part of the Oak to Ninth project area.

Land swap OK’d for Oak to Ninth project in Oakland – Inside Bay Area.

Large Oakley housing development gets preliminary go-ahead

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

140 acres in Oakley were rezoned this week for single-family homes and commercial development.

Large Oakley housing development gets preliminary go-ahead – Inside Bay Area.

Hercules residents want city to fulfill promise of waterfront development

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Neighbors push for quicker development along the waterfront at the Hercules Bayfront project.

Hercules residents want city to fulfill promise of waterfront development – ContraCostaTimes.com.

The Hollowing Out of America’s Middle Class

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Derek Thompson discusses some common themes related to education, income, and unemployment, but carries it further into a discussion of how that relates to occupational trends and shrinking middle-income jobs.

The Hollowing Out of America’s Middle Class – Derek Thompson – Business – The Atlantic.

Don’t Try This at Home: You can’t build a new Silicon Valley just anywhere

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Margaret O’Mara discusses the forces that created Silicon Valley and why it can’t just be replicated elsewhere. She also discusses how globalization blurs the place-based dominance of Silicon Valley, while at the same time the mobility of skilled workers makes it that much harder to plan for economic growth.

Dont Try This at Home – By Margaret OMara | Foreign Policy.

via The Other Side of the Tracks via The Urbanophile.

San Jose council approves controversial housing project

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

San Jose City Council approved a controversial housing development adjacent to Guadalupe Creek in south San Jose.

San Jose council approves controversial housing project – San Jose Mercury News.

BART Warm Springs Extension Update – ‘On schedule and under budget’

Monday, August 30th, 2010

The Tri-City Voice discusses planning, funding, and construction for BART to Warm Springs, as well as the extension beyond to Berryessa in San Jose.

Tri-City Voice Newspaper – Whats Happening – Fremont, Union City, Newark, California.