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Item 4.5. Item # 4.5. Item: 4.5. Item 4.5. Preservation of Employment Land. Laurel Prevetti, Assistant Director Department of Planning Building and Code Enforcement. The Vital Cycle of San Jose’s Economy. Maintaining a Diverse Economy has been a Long Battle.

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Preservation of employment land

Item 4.5

Item # 4.5

Item: 4.5

Item 4.5

Preservation of Employment Land

Laurel Prevetti, Assistant Director

Department of Planning Building and Code Enforcement



Maintaining a diverse economy has been a long battle
Maintaining a Diverse Economy has been a Long Battle

1991: Industrial Supplier/Services Study

1994: General Plan Update

2000: Economic Base Study

2004: Towards the Future Study; First Employment Lands Framework

2007: Employment Preservation Framework


Future growth locations

Alviso

Berryessa

880

680

280

237

  • Specific Plans

  • South Rincon

Alum Rock

  • Japantown

West Valley

  • Midtown

  • Tamien

  • Communications Hill

Evergreen

101

Cambrian

87

Edenvale

  • Job Centers

Almaden

  • North Coyote

Coyote

85

  • Edenvale

  • Evergreen

Future Growth Locations

  • North San Jose

  • Downtown

North San Jose

  • Transit-Oriented Development

    Corridors


San jose has sufficient housing planned existing general plan includes 60 000 units
San Jose has Sufficient Housing Planned: Existing General Plan includes 60,000+ Units*

*Does not include potential units in Evergreen, Coyote Valley, or South Almaden Valley


San jose s employment lands
San Jose’s Employment Lands

  • Definition: Non-residential designated land supporting private-sector employment

  • High Impact: Employment lands provide 60% of City Revenues

  • Limited Supply: Only 15% of City land is designated as employment land


Since 1990 san jose has converted 9 of all employment lands
Since 1990, San Jose has Converted 9%of all Employment Lands

Total Converted Acreage 1,400

Acres of Employment Land Available

Conversion rate nearly doubled in recent period:

1990-2000: 68.6 ac/yr

2001-2006: 119.7 ac/yr


San jose has lost over 1 400 acres of employment land since 1990
San Jose has lost over 1,400 acres of Employment Land since 1990

Lost Job Capacity: 68,000-110,000 jobs

3,000 to

5,000 jobs

40,000 to

60,000 jobs

10,000 to

15,000 jobs

5,000 to

15,000 jobs

10,000 to

15,000 jobs


San jose remains the valley s bedroom community
San Jose Remains the Valley’s Bedroom Community 1990

Progress lost in recent period:

(San Jose Jobs per Employed Resident)

Jobs per Employed Resident (2005)

Average: 1.19

* Source ABAG Projections 2007


San Jose’s Revenue per Capita* Among Lowest in Region and State

*General Fund Revenues (property, sales, utility taxes, etc) Source: Individual City Budgets FY 06/07


Less employment land equals revenue shortfalls

Surplus (1%) State

Surplus (2.5%)

Balanced (0%)

Balanced (0%)

Deficit (-3.5%)

Less Employment Land Equals Revenue Shortfalls

Projected General Fund Budget Surplus/Deficit 2006-2007


Revenues from various land uses
Revenues from Various Land Uses State

**Employment lands generate significantly more revenue than residential uses (<55 Units/Acre)


Framework for the preservation of employment lands 2007
Framework for the Preservation of Employment Lands (2007) State

  • No Net Loss of Heavy and Light Industrial Acreage

  • Retain Citywide Job Capacity

  • Maintain Employment Lands for Non-Residential Uses


Framework for the Preservation of Employment Lands State

  • Discourage Conversion in Key Employment Areas


Opportunities for action
Opportunities for Action State

  • Link with “sustainability” objectives

  • Foster green businesses

  • Encourage a real mix of uses at transit

  • Facilitate regional solutions

  • Enhance political will


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