San Benito County Local News: Land Use & Development


All Local Land Use & Development News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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02/12/2024
The 34-units D’Ambrosio Vista project is proposed for Third Street near the sewage treatment plant.

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02/09/2024
In a 4-1 vote, the San Benito County Board of Supervisors agreed to remove four “New Community Study Areas” from the county’s General Plan. Supervisor Kollin Kosmicki introduced the motion and Supervisor Bea Gonzales voted “no.”

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02/07/2024
Superintendent Barbara Dill Varga has been anxiously awaiting word on the school’s fate from state architects.

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02/06/2024
California voters this spring are considering a $6.4 billion bond to house people with serious mental health conditions. A similar 2018 ballot measure offers lessons about the obstacles that stand in the way of construction.

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02/06/2024
The term “unsubsidized 100% affordable project” was once an oxymoron. Under Mayor Karen Bass, Los Angeles is now approving them by the hundreds.

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02/05/2024
Downtown Sacramento faces many challenges, but the growing number of small businesses, hotels, homes and other major developments signal its transformation, says the city’s mayor.

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02/01/2024
San Benito County planners voted 4-1 against the John Smith Landfill expansion project’s EIR, conditional use permit and General Plan amendment.

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01/24/2024
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The Conservation Fund purchased the Richmond Ranch on Jan. 22, a 3,653-acre property in southern Santa Clara County.

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01/24/2024
On Jan. 31, dozens of cities and counties are expected to convert thousands of suburban-style tracts into apartment-ready parcels. Will the state hold them to it?

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01/22/2024
After a presentation on the landfill project, the council unanimously agreed to oppose the recommended haul route along Hwy 25 and receive further direction about the city’s hazardous waste disposal site at a future meeting.

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01/22/2024
Richmond Ranch in south San Jose may be preserved as open space if multiple government entities succeed in a quest to buy its thousands of acres, public documents show.

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01/19/2024
Gavilan College hosted a Topping Off ceremony Jan. 17 at the new campus, where 80 San Benito County community members signed the last beam to be placed on the new college’s main building.

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01/17/2024
The San Benito County Board of Supervisors proposed changes to the county’s 2035 General Plan’s agriculture policy, as well as its land use element, housing element and circulation element.

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01/11/2024
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The city of Gilroy is looking at cracking down on downtown building owners who have covered their vacant storefronts with plywood for an extended amount of time.

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01/07/2024
Raging storms brought major damage to California’s coastline last winter. But in Half Moon Bay, a different kind of coastal upheaval is gaining momentum—one that could decide the fate of billions of dollars of property and affect hundreds of public beaches.

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01/02/2024
BenitoLink looks ahead to construction projects in the county that are expected to begin or be completed in 2024.

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12/25/2023
The Hollister City Council unanimously agreed to accept a $5 million grant for San Benito High School District to build a student union, which will include a cafeteria and other amenities.

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12/21/2023
The Hoopa Valley Tribe announced it is acquiring about 10,000 acres of land in Northern California for $14.1 million. As part of this, the tribe will remove dams along the Klamath River and restore salmon runs.

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12/20/2023
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The Strada Verde Innovation Park project remains stuck in limbo since the approval process was halted earlier this year. Despite a spat that put it in the spotlight, no recent progress has been made to move it forward.

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