No yards, no gardens;

No lawns, no trees;

Just housing;

Lots and lots more housing;

Units stacked on units.

SB9 and SB10;

A new Gold Rush for developers.


Mary Christensson

San Mateo

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So how's about a city designated “high density area” designed or ordinances to allow higher density, higher numbers of bedroom (from BLM, affordable, middle income to lux) in a mixed use area that has offices, shopping, restaurants, medical, etc sound?

I’d also make or allow ‘tiny apartments’ (easterners know them as micro apartments).

Those who work there during the day and commute from East Bay’s volumes of BLM/Affordable/etc housing (bedrooms). The must park here during the day and that parking lot will empty after they leave for their bedroom communities in the East Bay.

Then those vacated parking slots in a large parking structure can then hose those who live in this designated, high density area…they can then park in those vacated parking slots.

Walkability scores for those apartments/condos would be near 100, because this “designated, high density area” would or should be within walking distance to public transit…say…the bus lines and RR lines…and…how’s about close to freeway access

Wouldn’t that solve much of the ‘bedroom’ issues of which you speak ?

The above describes our downtowns (both 3rd-4th & B, etc) and 25th…but…those stuck in the last century (20th) pressed for and voted in Measure Y, which limits the above’s ability to increase bedrooms to meet state mandated increases in bedrooms…

SB9 and SB10 is the way to solve our bedroom issue


Yup! Agree!


Thank you for your brilliant summary of SB9 and SB10 - you nailed it.

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