Land Use Review
SCS Draft Preferred Scenario Land Use Review: The regional agencies have asked for local jurisdictions' comments regarding the development of the preferred land use scenario ("Jobs-Housing Connection") as part of the Sustainable Communities Strategy (SCS), the land use-transportation component of the 2013 RTP.
To facilitate the Jobs-Housing Connection Scenario review process, the Authority has developed a Google Earth-based application that allows users to easily view the Contra Costa households and jobs growth between 2010 and 2040 at the MTC Regional Traffic Analysis Zone (RTAZ) level. Comparisons between the growth rates of the alternative scenarios is also provided.
1. Install Google Earth on your workstation, if not previously installed. Here is a link to the Google Earth download page: http://www.google.com/earth/download/ge/agree.html
2. Once installed, click on the link below to access the land use data for Contra Costa. This will open in Google Earth:
3. Once open, click on any zone to view its household or job growth through 2040. City Limit, City Sphere of Influence (SOI), Sub-regions, and Priority Development Areas (PDA) layers have been included for user reference.
Google Earth files are also available for viewing forecasts for the entire Bay Area:
- Preferred Scenario Forecasts [KMZ-3.2 MB]
- Alternative Scenario Household Comparisons [KMZ-9 MB]
- Alternative Scenario Jobs Comparisons [KMZ-9.1 MB]
Decennial Model Land Use: As part of the development of the Countywide Travel Demand Model, the Authority requests that local agencies and jurisdictions review the land use inputs to verify reasonableness. For the 2010 Decennial Update, the Current Regional Plans (CRP) land use forecast is being used. This forecast (AKA P-2011) corrects the P-2009 jobs forecast to reflect the Great Recession.
For additional information on the model land use review, please see the memo [PDF-326 KB] distributed to our local jurisdictions.
The Authority is providing two methods of reviewing the land use for the model update.
Method #1: Google Earth Application - By clicking on the link below, users can review the land use data for their jurisdiction by CCTA model Traffic Analysis Zone (TAZ) in Google Earth. This TAZ system has been expanded from 2,656 zones to 3,120 zones in order to accommodate the PDAs. Each zone contains the households and jobs forecasts for each model scenario year (2000, 2010, 2020, 2030 & 2035). For added reference, PDAs and GOAs have been added to the viewable layers.
Method #2: Hard-copy tables and maps - For each jurisdiction, users can download tables containing jobs and households forecasts along with corresponding zone maps.