Community Meeting on Irvington BART Station

Last night I attended a community meeting about the Irvington BART station. One of the biggest questions asked was why we need a BART station in Irvington since we already have two BART stations that are only five miles apart. The answer provided was that the station has been planned since 1992 and it is already funded. If it doesn’t get built, Fremont would likely lose the $120 million or…

Fruitvale Transit Village Considered Model for TOD Without Displacement

I’m proud to have worked on this project for five years!  This article calls Fruitvale BART Station “A national model for livable communities without gentrifying side effects” “Benjamin Schneider’s most recent piece for City Lab (“How Transit-Oriented Development Can Prevent Displacement”) should be required reading for anyone worried about the effects of residential growth around transportation hubs. The story looks at how Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood gained economic prosperity without losing…