Space in the San Francisco/Bay Area comes at a premium. That is hardly news. But in the past few years, spurred on by immense growth in population, jobs and traffic, the new trend is that of developing along transit lines. In the main, such development is encouraged along US Hwy 101 from San Francisco all the way into Silicon Valley.

Both Caltrain and BART run close to the US 101 corridor and their stations often have public parking lots that could be developed into housing or commercial and office space. Doing so is a controversial undertaking as cities like Millbrae, San Mateo, San Carlos, Daly City and South San Francisco and their long-term residents are sometimes resisting change. The main question here is: should there be high-density development near transit?

For a more in-depth look at what is in store for development along transit lines as well as the challenges that accompany such development, click here.

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Gabrielle Dahms

Experienced San Francisco real estate professional. Gabrielle stays abreast of the market and its trends, guides clients to achieve their real estate objectives, provides due diligence as well as strategic positioning & consulting, and always keeps her client's interest in mind.

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