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“Getting it Done“ – Smart Growth/Mobility in Sacramento County. Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator , Sacramento County RobinsonJu@saccounty.net (916) 874-4551. PRESENTATION OVERVIEW : General Plan & Infill Growth Strategies

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“Getting it Done“ – Smart Growth/Mobility in

  • Sacramento County

Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator, Sacramento County

RobinsonJu@saccounty.net

(916) 874-4551

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

  • 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
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Public Investment

  • Focus public investments
  • with a Smart Growth
  • “Development Plan”…
  • …get the land use zoning
  • (RD-60 & MU) …then build it !!
  • Identify “opportunity” sites
  • Identify the barriers and constraints
  • Develop sustainable solutions and infrastructure

Jobs & Housing

8 d s location efficiency
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)

location efficiency
Location Efficiency
  • California Family Fitness McClellan Business Park
  • Serna Village No Highlands Community Center and Mercy Health Clinic
  • Aerospace Museum of California
  • No Highlands Service Center
  • Freedom Community Park Joyce Elementary School
collaboration
Collaboration
  • New Municipal Services Agency-MSA model
  • “Cooperation, Collaboration & Sharing Resources”
identify barriers constraints opportunities
Identify Barriers, Constraints & Opportunities

Getting “Shovel-ready”

Drainage

Sewer connection & capacity

Water supply and capacity

Dry utilities incl. fiber

identify barriers constraints opportunities1
Identify Barriers, Constraints & Opportunities

Getting “Shovel-ready”

  • Freedom Park Drive Sustainable “Green Street” Project

Create shovel-ready “developable” infill sites & corridor plans

  • Investment of $10m+
  • Walk & Bike-able
  • Sustainable
  • Provide sewer and water(6” domestic & 12” fire)
green street performance metrics

Getting SB 375 in the Ground

Green Street Performance Metrics

123 Trees Planted =

5,300 lbs of CO2 sequestered in 1st 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

sustainable street performance metrics
Sustainable Street Performance Metrics

SB 375 in the Ground

2 Round-abouts = Reduced vehicle emissions by eliminating starts & stops at a 4-way stop.

Recycled Rubberized Asphalt = 4,000 tires recycled

LED Street lighting = 50%

energy reduction

Access & Connectivity

Destinations – Parks, Museum, Schools…

Served by frequent transit

health performance metrics
Health Performance Metrics

Health Benefits

Walking distance to Transit = min. daily req. for physical activity, Surgeon General.

Fact: People walk 70 minutes longer in pedestrian friendly communities.

Fact: 25% reduced asthma rates in children living on tree lined streets

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.

what s next
What’s next?

$1 million max.

$3 million max.

Building & “ground-truthing” the SACOG Blueprint in transit priority areas.

why folsom transit corridor
Why Folsom Transit Corridor?
  • TOD land uses
  • 2. Transit Priority area
  • Available Lt. Rail, Transit, parallels Hwy 50 & other infrastructure.
  • On-going Public investment
  • Existing communities with many infill & location opportunities.
  • 6. Willing Developers
opportunities in existing communities
Opportunities – in existing communities

Existing Infrastructure

Transit Stations & Roadways

Jobs – Franchise Tax Board 6,000 employees

Neighborhood Shopping

Schools, Libraries & Parks

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Identify Gaps

  • Identify needed infrastructure and costs for development of 5 TODs, and
  • Connect and access our communities thru safe and improved bike/ped facilities and access to transit.

Sustainable Communities Planning Grant - $1.5 million to:

Folsom Blvd - Prior industrial and RR uses

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Creating & Enhancing Access

vs.

Complete Street-Folsom Blvd.

No sidewalks

Connecting neighborhoods to transit

Safety for all modes

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Public-Private Partnerships

We’re in this together…..

  • 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.
  • Maximize and build on our existing communities.
  • Small & incremental quality, sustainable development.
  • 6. Stay the course.
thank you
Thank you

“Getting it Done“ – Smart Growth/Mobility in

Sacramento County

Judy Robinson, Infill Coordinator, Sacramento County

RobinsonJu@saccounty.net

(916) 874-4551