• Local Housing for Local Jobs


Support housing, support transportation

By Robert Whitehair
Sep 30, 2019

There simply aren’t enough affordable housing options available to seniors, teachers, nurses and working families, overwhelmed by the skyrocketing cost of living.


Understanding the Bay Area’s Housing Crisis

The Bay Area continues to face a daunting housing crisis. Between 2011 and 2017, in the Bay Area alone, over 690,000 new jobs were created but only 98,762 housing units were constructed, according to the Bay Area Council Economic Institute: Read More...

Here’s how businesses are pushing for housing on the Peninsula

In San Mateo, the business community is gearing up to fight for new housing. The Peninsula city has begun the process of updating its general plan in preparation for 2040. And although planning processes bring to mind long meetings and bureaucracy, local developers and businesses have decided to jump in. Read More...

More offices at Bay Meadows

Retail, parking weigh heavily for San Mateo officials, residents with expansion near transit

By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff Oct 1, 2018

In approving a proposal to nearly double the square footage of two previously-approved office buildings at Bay Meadows, San Mateo city officials weighed last week whether enough commercial areas and parking would be included among the mix of retail, office and residential space at the massive, mixed-use development. Read More...

City has new proposal for more homes

Major mixed-use San Mateo development now includes 961 units, ballet company, larger park

By Anna Schuessler Daily Journal staff One of the largest developments proposed in San Mateo in decades, the Passage at San Mateo is set to get even larger after the developer submitted revised plans for a 961-unit, mixed-use project at the 14.5-acre Concar Shopping Center near the juncture of State Route 92 and Highway 101 with the city last week. Read More...

San Mateo’s Hayward Park sees building surge

By Blanca Torres – Reporter, San Francisco Business Times Jan 25, 2018, 1:53pm PST Updated Jan 26, 2018, 12:15pm At its massive new housing development in San Mateo, developer Coastal California Properties is pushing a concept it calls “alt-urban” or alternative urban that aims to offer the best of two worlds: the charms of a bustling downtown in a suburban setting. Read More...