Planning, design, economic development, and decision-making must protect and enhance the special characteristics that make the Bay Area so appealing to so many. To that end, the East Palo Alto Historical and Agricultural Society is working to preserve the community’s Weeks Neighborhood and promote economic development. Joining the ranks of 8,500 farms in the Bay Area, EPA-HAS has developed a community-based strategy to employ people using an urban pattern that weaves new housing, market gardens and a shopping center into the historic fabric of this gem.