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The Blueprint

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How Regional Planning Helps California Build 3.5 Million Housing Units

Bill Higgins - Aug 07, 2019

Overview of the regional planning component to address the Housing Crisis in the state budget. 

Map of Smart Growth Areas in the San Diego region

Mostly Infill With A Chance of Sprawl

Bill Higgins - Feb 14, 2019

Most MPOs are forecasting substantially increased infill development in their regional transportation plans.  But that is only a forecast.  There is still a lot of work to do to make that forecast a reality.  

Bay Area housing near Rail lines

TOAH-WARD A New Housing Solution

Bill Higgins - Feb 12, 2019

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) created a new revolving loan program—called the Transit Oriented Affordable Housing (TOAH) Program—that provides early loan financing for affordable housing projects that are well-located in transit-rich areas.