The Mercury News Highlights Our El Camino Corridor Study

04.18.2018 | Lauren Blecher Scherba

Although SB 827, the contentious California housing bill, met an early demise this week, the need to address the state’s chronic housing shortage remains. The Mercury News covered the latest installment of our SB 827 analysis, detailing the potential impacts of various housing scenarios on a critical San Francisco Bay area corridor: El Camino Real. As Mercury News reporter Katy Murphy shared,

“A new analysis by the data firm UrbanFootprint found that if every parcel of land along the 45-mile El Camino Real corridor was redeveloped according to the new height limits allowed under SB 827, the number of homes along the route — from San Bruno to San Jose — would triple to 453,000. But it also found that a potentially less contentious alternative, adding homes to commercial developments along the same corridor, would nearly double the housing stock.”

Read The Mercury News’ full coverage and be sure to check out our original El Camino Real analysis, “Can One Street Solve the San Francisco Bay Area Housing Crisis?”