The San Mateo County Economic Development Association (SAMCEDA) has honored the Grand Boulevard Initiative with their 2009 “Excellence” award. The award is presented annually to a government entity, organization, department, board, commission or special district that applies a “positive approach to business development by implementing and developing methods to ease and simplify the regulatory process, and strives to achieve county-wide economic vitality.”
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Greenbelt Alliance, a regional leader in growth and development issues, has named El Camino Real as a “Smart Spot” for growth in its new publication, Grow Smart Bay Area (PDF, 6.7MB). The initiative lays out a vision, backed by intensive research, for how Bay Area cities and towns can accommodate a growing population with compact development in existing neighborhoods, to create more vibrant, sustainable communities.
The report describes how four-fifths of the Bay Area’s growth can occur in seven “smart spots,” especially along transportation corridors—from El Camino Real to the North Bay’s new train—where new homes and jobs are a natural fit. El Camino Real has been identified as capable of accommodating 14% of both housing and jobs growth for the Bay Area. For more information, visit http://www.growsmartbayarea.org.