Davis City Council Considering Further Revisions to Affordable Housing Ordinance

GG+A has been working with the City of Davis, CA over the past year to evaluate the impacts of it’s existing Affordable Housing Ordinance requirements on multi-family rental housing development feasibility in Davis.  An interim policy has been extended, which reduces the on-site affordable housing requirement from 35% to 15%, while other related exemptions and… Read More

Gateway at Millbrae Station Development Receives Approval

Millbrae development passes Officials narrowly approve housing, office, retail project near rail station despite lingering concerns By Austin Walsh Daily Journal staff Mar 15, 2018 It’s full speed ahead for a sweeping housing and commercial development proposed to transform BART land at the Millbrae train station, following officials blessing the divisive project. The Millbrae City… Read More

Challenges to Attract Millenial Labor to North Shore Highlighted in Chicago Tribune Article

Northbrook and other nearby suburbs have a hard time making millennials happy even if the transportation hurdle is cleared, Deerfield-based economist Aaron Gruen said. “All towns should make sure they have places that ‘make experiences’ to attract millennials, starting with shops and restaurants,” he said. “And millennials don’t need to buy a Northbrook ranch, or… Read More

GG+A Finds More Intensive Use of Land in La Plata County Can Support Additional Office and Industrial Development

The La Plata County Economic Development Alliance retained GG+A to evaluate the market demand for office and industrial uses in La Plata County, Colorado, and to identify strategies to facilitate the attraction and retention of office and industrial uses.  GG+A held a formal public presentation at Fort Lewis College to describe the findings and strategies.… Read More

More restrictive land-use regulation “is to the middle class what the economic disaster of slum clearance was to the poor.”

Claude Gruen is cited in an article discussing California’s housing situation: More restrictive land use regulation “is to the middle class what the economic disaster of slum clearance was to the poor.” CALIFORNIA HOMES REQUIRE REAL REACH NewGeography.com Joel Kotkin In the 1950s and 1960s, Southern California was ground zero for the “American Dream” of… Read More