SPUR Impact Awards 2019: Martin Alkire Envisions a Greener Future for Mountain View’s North Bayshore
March 25, 2019

Photo by Christie Goshe.

The 2019 SPUR Impact Awards, held on March 22, recognized outstanding job performance of those serving San Jose and the surrounding communities. 

The City of Mountain View’s General Plan created a dynamic vision to transform North Bayshore — the city’s major employment center — from a predominantly suburban office environment into a mixed-use area with nearly 10,000 housing units while preserving its unique wildlife and habitat.

As the Long Range Planning Manager of the Planning Division, Martin Alkire oversees the implementation of the General Plan and the North Bayshore Precise Plan. Due to the plan’s complexity and innovative aspects, such as the Bonus FAR program, implementation requires extensive collaboration. Martin expertly navigated these intricacies and incorporated excellent planning principles, which are being used as a template for the city’s current work on developing the East Whisman Precise Plan. 

2019 SPUR Impact Awards: Martin Alkire, North Bayshore Precise Plan from SPUR on Vimeo.


2019 winners also include:

Better BikewaySJ Transforms City Streets Into a Network of Bike Lanes

Consuelo Hernandez Manages Finances to Increase Affordable Housing 

Vallco Town Center Team Leads an Inclusive Process to Rethink a Declining Mall

Silicon Valley Clean Energy Team Redefines the South Bay's Energy Supply

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