Welcome! The Grand Boulevard Initiative is a regional collaboration dedicated to the revitalization of the El Camino Real corridor, as it runs through San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties in the California Bay Area.

If you're new to the Grand Boulevard, please watch the video to the right or visit the About Us section.

link to frequently asked questions

An Evening with Gil PeƱalosa

The Grand Boulevard Initiative presents an upcoming event with renowned city advisory and active public spaces advocate, Gil PeƱalosa. Mr. PeƱalosa led the effort to create one of the most successful and celebrated parks and recreation systems in the world when he served as the former Commissioner of Parks, Sports, and Recreation for the City of BogotĆ”, Colombia. This event is guaranteed to enlighten and inspire so sign up today! This event is free, but RSVPs are required. Refreshments will be served. 

Monday, June 4, 2012
6:00 pm ā€“ 8:30 pm
Cubberley Community Center Theater, Palo Alto
Click here to find out more and RSVP

Affordable Housing Week Bus & Site Tour

Sign up today for the Affordable Housing Week Bus & Site Tour along the Grand Boulevard! The bus tour will include site visits of:
  • Daly City Top of the Hill transit plaza and streetscape improvements
  • Daly City War Memorial Community Center
  • Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Development - Hard Hat Tour!
  • Trestle Glen Apartments - Unincorporated San Mateo County
  • MidPen Housing Affordable Housing Development - Hard Hat Tour
Saturday, May 12, 2012
8:30 am - 1:30 pm

The tour will begin and end at the Daly City BART station.
Click here to RSVP and find out more.
Click here to view the flier.

Michael Freedman will speak at the GBI Walk the Talk Forum on April 30th

Come to the next GBI Walk the Talk Forum and hear renouned planning expert Michael Freedman speak about "City Design and Urban Innovation for the Knowledge Economy." RSVP today for this exciting event. Refreshments will be served.

Monday, April 30
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Historic Adobe Building
157 Moffett Boulevard
Mountain View   
Click here to RSVP

Read more: Michael Freedman will speak at the GBI Walk the Talk Forum on April 30th


The Grand Boulevard is the recipient of an ABAG Growing Smarter Together Award!

The Grand Boulevard Initiative was presented with the ABAG Growing Smarter Together: Public-Private Partnership Award at the ABAG Spring General Assembly. The Grand Boulevard was recognized because of the unique partnerships that are at the heart of this Initiative. Therefore, this honor belongs to all the individuals and organizations who support the Grand Boulevard Vision. Congratulations!

This wonderful video produced by ABAG was shown at the awards ceremony.


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Upcoming Events

Working Committee Meeting
January 26, 2015
10 AM - 12 PM
Belmont City Hall, Emergency Ops Room, 1 Twin Pines, Belmont