California Senate passes huge BART housing bill

Curbed SF, Adam Brinklow

On Thursday the California State Senate passed AB 2923 on a 26-13 vote, potentially setting up BART to develop thousands or even tens of thousands of new homes on property it owns near stations within the next few years.

However, among the dissenting voices on the bill are several BART board members themselves.

The bill, introduced in February by Assemblymember David Chiu of San Francisco and East Bay rep Tim Grayson, would give the BART Board of Directors authority to create housing on land currently being used as BART parking.