The Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC) will host an open house to receive comments regarding Plan Bay Area 2040. The open house is Wednesday, May 17, 2017 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm at the MTC headquarters at 375 Beal Street ( about a 10 minute walk for Embarcadero Station). DRAFT PLAN LINK
The Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) is now available; comment on the DEIR and the Draft Plan through June 1.
Some statistics include:
* 501,000 jobs added between 2011 and 2015
* 65,000 housing units built between 2011 and 2015
* Regionally 1 house built for every 8 jobs created.
Where will the region plan for the 820,000 new households forecasted between 2010 and 2040. Regionally by 2040, 3.4 million households are forecasted. 46% will be in the “Big 3 Cities” — SF, Oakland, San Jose.
1.3 million new jobs (36% in the Big 3 Cities)
So what does it all mean? Climate Change, Housing costs and displacement, Economic Development and Environmental Impact and Transportation.
A question raised at a recent MTC committee meeting was: Should cities seeking economic development take responsibility for housing? (Think the Menlo Park Facebook Expansion). The local Menlo Park approval for 6,000 more jobs has regional impact.
No mention of a Public Regional Express Bus System to move the population. More Private Commuter buses operating on your residential street?
Draft Plan and Draft EIR at Plan Bay Area 2040 Draft Plan