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“Getting it Done“ – Smart Growth/Mobility in Sacramento County Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator, Sacramento County (916) 874-4551.

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1 “Getting it Done“ – Smart Growth/Mobility in Sacramento County Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator, Sacramento County (916)

2 PRESENTATION OVERVIEW : General Plan & Infill Growth Strategies Past, present and future development on County Transit Priority Corridors - No Watt & Folsom Blvd. Collaboration with Sac County, City of Rancho Cordova, SACOG, RT, Property Owners to: Remove the existing barriers on the corridor, Provide infrastructure improvements to enable and incentivize future transit oriented development. Improve access for the existing communities

3 RETHINKING GROWTH MANAGEMENT Blueprint Changed the General Plan Focus Resulting in new growth management strategies ! 1.Focus on infill and commercial corridors…… 2.Reign in regional sprawl and 3.Revitalize neighborhoods & create sense of place.

4 FOCUS ON: Preserving Unique and Mature Communities Corridor and District Planning Community / Neighborhood Character and Sense of Place Walk & Bike-ability Decentralization of Services Re-Develop using Smart Growth Principles Encouraging Diverse yet Compatible Land Uses Infill and Corridor Strategy

5 Focus public investments with a Smart Growth “Development Plan”… …get the land use zoning (RD-60 & MU) …then build it !! 1.Identify “opportunity” sites 2.Identify the barriers and constraints 3.Develop sustainable solutions and infrastructure Public Investment Jobs & Housing

6 8 D’s Location Efficiency No. Highlands Town Center & Development Code 4 D’s 1. Density (up to RD-60) 2.Diversity (mix of uses + jobs) 3.Destination (parks, museum, schools, services) 4.Design (form based code with designs) plus 5.Distance to Transit (1/2 mile) 6.Development Scale (infill and vacant sites) 7.Demographics (disadvantaged community) 8.Demand Management (reduced & shared parking)

7 Location Efficiency Aerospace Museum of California No Highlands Service Center Freedom Community Park Joyce Elementary School California Family FitnessMcClellan Business Park Serna Village No Highlands Community Center and Mercy Health Clinic

8 Collaboration New Municipal Services Agency-MSA model “Cooperation, Collaboration & Sharing Resources”

9 Identify Barriers, Constraints & Opportunities Getting “Shovel-ready” Sewer connection & capacity Drainage Dry utilities incl. fiber Water supply and capacity

10 Identify Barriers, Constraints & Opportunities Freedom Park Drive Sustainable “Green Street” Project Getting “Shovel-ready” Create shovel-ready “developable” infill sites & corridor plans Investment of $10m+ Walk & Bike-able Sustainable Provide sewer and water (6” domestic & 12” fire)

11 Complete Green Sustainable Street Getting to SB 375

12 Green Street Performance Metrics Getting SB 375 in the Ground 123 Trees Planted = 5,300 lbs of CO2 sequestered in 1 st yr. 2-9º temp –urban heat island reduction 3,900sf of tree shade Improved Sidewalks & Bike lanes = 14,000 lbs reduction in ozone precursors per year. River Friendly Landscaped Median & Swales = 30% water conservation 98% infiltrated run-off 10yr storm 100% stormwater treatment by plants 964 lbs/yr in GHG reductions

13 Sustainable Street Performance Metrics SB 375 in the Ground 2 Round-abouts = Reduced vehicle emissions by eliminating starts & stops at a 4-way stop. LED Street lighting = 50% energy reduction Access & Connectivity Recycled Rubberized Asphalt = 4,000 tires recycled Destinations – Parks, Museum, Schools… Served by frequent transit

14 Health Performance Metrics Health Benefits Walking distance to Transit = min. daily req. for physical activity, Surgeon General. Fact: A 5% increase in neighborhood walk-ability has been associated with 6.5% fewer vehicle miles traveled, and 1-2 lbs. In weight reduction. Fact: Using transit = 81% reduced odds of becoming obese. Fact: People walk 70 minutes longer in pedestrian friendly communities. Fact: 25% reduced asthma rates in children living on tree lined streets

15 What’s next? Building & “ground-truthing” the SACOG Blueprint in transit priority areas. $1 million max. $3 million max.

16 The next place…. FOLSOM BLVD. TRANSIT CORRIDOR

17 Why Folsom Transit Corridor? 1.TOD land uses 2. Transit Priority area 3.Available Lt. Rail, Transit, parallels Hwy 50 & other infrastructure. 4.On-going Public investment 5.Existing communities with many infill & location opportunities. 6. Willing Developers

18 Opportunities – in existing communities Transit Stations & Roadways Jobs – Franchise Tax Board 6,000 employees Schools, Libraries & Parks Neighborhood Shopping Existing Infrastructure

19 Folsom Blvd - Prior industrial and RR uses Identify Gaps 1.Identify needed infrastructure and costs for development of 5 TODs, and 2.Connect and access our communities thru safe and improved bike/ped facilities and access to transit. Sustainable Communities Planning Grant - $1.5 million to:

20 Complete Street-Folsom Blvd. Connecting neighborhoods to transit Safety for all modes Creating & Enhancing Access vs. No sidewalks

21 Public-Private Partnerships We’re in this together….. 1.Funding for local governments for infill infrastructure projects in transit priority areas- especially TODs. (Direct more state and federal $ to smart growth, walkable, sustainable projects.) 2. CEQA relief for Infill projects in Transit Priority Areas – SACOG SCS/SB375 other incentives needed. 3. Capitalize on existing infrastructure & location efficiencies. 4.Maximize and build on our existing communities. 5.Small & incremental quality, sustainable development. 6. Stay the course.

22 Thank you “Getting it Done“ – Smart Growth/Mobility in Sacramento County Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator, Sacramento County (916)


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