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Land Use and Regional Growth

SANDAG provides the regional framework to connect our land use to our transportation systems, manage our population growth, preserve our environment, and sustain our economic prosperity.

Current Land Use and Regional Growth Projects

San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan
Provides a single vision for the San Diego region and an implementation program to make the vision a reality.

Sustainable Communities Strategy
Shows how regional greenhouse gas reduction targets will be achieved.
Applications were released on December 15, 2017, and are due by 4 p.m. on March 15, 2018.
Provides details and information regarding the SGIP and the ATGP.
Details state program that provides funding for projects that will reduce GHG emissions and benefit disadvantaged communities.
Complete streets are streets designed and operated to enable safe access for all users.
Promotes and incentivize sustainable development throughout the region.
Local grant programs that support regional capital and planning projects.
Contains more than 200 existing, planned, or potential smart growth locations.
Provides tools to promote smart growth development.
Shows how good design can contribute to the quality of life in the San Diego region.
Identifies trip generation rates and parking demand associated with smart growth developments.
Illustrating how communities can be transformed by smart growth development and transit-friendly design.

Reflects the Healthy Works program's focus on obesity prevention through physical activity and access to healthy foods.

SANDAG has partnered with the San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency on projects to increase levels of physical activity and access to healthy food and nutrition.
Working to increase the supply and affordability of homes in the San Diego region.
The region’s first Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan identifies strategies to increase walking and bicycling trips to school.
A health impact and benefit assessment was conducted on the I-805 Bus Rapid Transit/47th Street Trolley Station Area Plan to support future planning efforts.
SANDAG staff periodically reviews and comments on projects that are regionally significant.

Past Land Use and Regional Growth Projects

Regional Comprehensive Plan

Adopted in July 2004 and based on smart growth principles, this plan provides a blueprint for managing regional growth, preserving natural resources, and limiting urban sprawl.

Regional Comprehensive Plan Performance Monitoring

Monitors Regional Comprehensive Plan implementation.

Healthy Works Phase I

Healthy Works Phase I was a nationwide grant program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to reduce obesity and tobacco use.

Healthy Works Pass-Through Grant Programs

These grants enabled local agencies to incorporate public health considerations into their planning efforts, and plan for and implement safe routes to school programs. This was a one-time funding opportunity that will not repeat.

Healthy Communities Campaign

The Healthy Communities Campaign provided grant funds and technical assistance to local communities to incorporate health principles in policies, plans, and programs.

Community-Based Outreach Mini-Grant Program

Encouraged public participation for the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan from stakeholders who may not traditionally be involved in the planning process.