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Grand Boulevard Initiative Featured at Silicon Valley Business Journal Forum on Commercial Real Estate

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The Grand Boulevard Initiative was featured at the Silicon Valley Business Journal's "The Business of Commercial Real Estate" forum on April 14, 2016. The panel discussed the past, present, and future of the critical El Camino Real regional link and examined the possibilities and challenges it faces.

For more information, visit the event webpage

Join HLC’s “Fill the Affordable Housing Gap: Development Impact Fee Workshop”

hlc7.15The Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo is hosting their “Fill the Affordable Housing Gap: Development Impact Fee Workshop” on July 15th. The discussion will surround the results of the “Grand Nexus Study” on Development Impact Fees, a potential method for providing housing funding in our cities. Learn about impact fees, how they are justified, their legality, and how they can be implemented.

Light dinner is included, RSVP required. Register here: http://salsa3.salsalabs.com/o/50720/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=82572.

Sign Up for the 5th Annual Silicon Valley Bike Summit – August 26th!

svbikeadvocacysummit_2015The region’s largest gathering of active transportation leaders and organizers from across sectors is the place to be to explore innovative ideas on safety and bicycling in Silicon Valley. There will be presentations by San Mateo and Santa Clara County Health Departments debuting their bicycle collision reports. The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition will present a new toolkit for local governments to implement Vision Zero plans. There will be a presentation on technology solutions to address data holes and safety accessibility issues. The keynote speakers are two cutting-edge transportation leaders, Nuria Fernandez, General Manager and CEO of VTA and Jim Hartnett, General Manager and CEO of SamTrans. Finally, stick around for a post-summit happy hour to mingle with colleagues and friends.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

New Video: Post-Redevelopment Financing Workshop

It has finally arrived! This video shows the presentation slides and audio from the Post-Redevelopment Financing Workshop that was held last Fall. The goal of the workshop was to explore alternative funding mechanisms to redevelopment and case studies. The event was hosted by the Grand Boulevard Initiative as part of the Economic & Housing Opportunities Assessment Phase II. Speakers include Sujata Srivastava, Sarah Graham, and Alison Nemirow of Strategic Economics.

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The Grand Boulevard was the topic at SPUR today!

The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) hosted a lunchtime forum about the Grand Boulevard Initiative today in downtown San Francisco. Speakers Dena Belzer, of Strategic Economics, and Kevin Connolly, of VTA, gave wonderful presentations that focused on ECHO and VTA's planned BRT service. The Grand Boulevard was well received and the audience discussion was insightful and thought provoking. A big thank you to SPUR for hosting this great event.

The presentations are available here: www.spur.org 

Photos from Grand Boulevard Initiative Community Events at Local Farmer's Markets

The Grand Boulevard Initiative held exciting community events at the San Bruno and San Carlos Farmer's Markets this summer! Experts in health, transportation, and the environment chatted with residents about their vision for the future of their communities and El Camino Real. Many community members came by to pick up a Grand Boulevard Initiative tote bag and give their feedback, including desires for more bicycle amenities, safer pedestrian facilities, and adding more landscaping. Check out the photos from the events!

These events were funded by a grant from the Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

Upcoming Events

Working Committee Meeting

July 24, 2017 | 10AM - 12PM
Belmont City Hall (EOC Room)

Task Force Meeting

September 27, 2017 | 10AM - 12PM
SamTrans Auditorium (San Carlos)