“Citified suburbs” are becoming a new development model for the San Francisco Bay area, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “The landscape is changing because Americans are changing,” says Chronicle architecture critic John King. “An increasing number want lives that offer suburban ease -- new homes, free parking, security -- but also a hint of urbanity. They want to step out their door and buy a cup of fair trade coffee, or window-shop with friends before strolling to dinner or a movie. King cites Bay area examples such as Santana Row, but focuses more on ambitious projects near Denver — Belmar and Stapleton — that exemplify a nationwide trend.