Land Use and Regional Growth
Index of Topics | Alphabetical Index of All Publications | Order
- Planning and Designing for Pedestrians, Model Guidelines for the San Diego Region
6/2002 [PDF: 3MB]
These model guidelines can be used for a variety of purposes. The major focus of the effort is to provide a starting point from which a community can create their own custom set of pedestrian design guidelines for their entire city, specific neighborhoods, or an overlay district.
Comprehensive Land Use and Regional Growth Projects
- 2007 Annual Performance Monitoring Report
11/2007 [PDF: 9MB]
- 2008 Annual Performance Monitoring Report
12/2008 [PDF: 2MB]
The 2008 Annual Performance Monitoring Report monitors the Regional Comprehensive Plan's implementation.
- 2009 Annual Performance Monitoring Report
10/2010 [PDF: 861KB]
In 2006, SANDAG released the Regional Comprehensive Plan: Establishing a Baseline for Monitoring Performance to be used to benchmark progress on an annual basis. The 2009 RCP Annual Performance Monitoring Report is the third since the Baseline Report was accepted by the Board in October 2006.
- 2010-2011 Biennial Regional Comprehensive Plan Performance Monitoring Report
7/2012 [PDF: 2MB]
- 2012-2013 Biennial Regional Comprehensive Plan Performance Monitoring Report
9/2014 [PDF: 2MB]
- Community Transformation Grant Final Report
9/2014 [PDF: 193KB]
- Complete Streets Discussion Paper
8/2014 [PDF: 407KB]
- Continuum Newsletter - Fall 2004
10/2004 [PDF: 267KB]
An update for residents on the San Diego Regional Comprehensive Plan.
- Establishing a Baseline for Monitoring Performance
1/2007 [PDF: 1MB]
This report provides a baseline by which to measure future performance toward Regional Comprehensive Plan Implementation.
- Fact Sheet - Active Transportation Grant Program
6/2016 [PDF: 770KB]
- Fact Sheet - Grossmont Station Pedestrian Enhancements: A Model for Smart Growth
10/2012 [PDF: 319KB]
- Fact Sheet - Healthy Works Phase I
11/2012 [PDF: 510KB]
- Fact Sheet - Healthy Works Phase II
11/2012 [PDF: 375KB]
- Fact Sheet - Plan Regional Integral
6/2012 [PDF: 244KB]
- Fact Sheet - Regional Comprehensive Plan
2/2012 [PDF: 454KB]
- Fact Sheet - San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan
10/2016 [PDF: 808KB]
- Fact Sheet - Smart Growth Concept Map
4/2016 [PDF: 533KB]
- Fact Sheet - Smart Growth Incentive Program
5/2016 [PDF: 798KB]
- Fact Sheet - Sustainable Communities Strategy
1/2012 [PDF: 252KB]
- Final Regional Existing Conditions and Gaps Analysis Report for Healthy Communities
3/2014 [PDF: 1MB]
- Hoja Informativa: San Diego Forward: The Regional Plan
5/2015 [PDF: 918KB]
- I-805 Bus Rapid Transit/47th St. Trolley Station Area Planning: A Health Benefits and Impacts Analysis, Appendices
12/2012 [PDF: 186KB]
- I-805 Bus Rapid Transit/47th Street Trolley Station Area Planning: A Health Benefits and Impacts Analysis
1/2013 [PDF: 2MB]
- Measuring the San Diego Region's Livability
9/2000 [PDF: 12MB]
This report describes how the region is progressing in the five areas of the REGION2020 growth management strategy: economic prosperity, transportation, housing, environment, and fiscal reform. The report includes goals, actions, and responsibilities to indicate where to focus efforts and resources to improve in each of the REGION2020 emphasis areas.
- National Best Practices to Inform the Scope of a Health Analysis Tool for the San Diego Region
1/2014 [PDF: 433KB]
- Our Region. Our Future. Creating Sustainable Communities in the San Diego Region, February 2010
9/2010 [PDF: 4MB]
Get involved in the 2050 Regional Transportation Plan.
- Parking Strategies for Smart Growth
6/2010 [PDF: 879KB]
The study includes a review of current literature and best practices regarding parking in smart growth environments. The findings were compared to an assessment of parking standards utilized by local agencies in the region. This review seeks to establish the reasonableness of lower parking rates for smart growth developments. The study also delineates auxiliary parking management strategies that can and should complement lower parking rates. The study did not include collection of empirical parking demand data in the San Diego region, and it does not address parking requirements for public transit stations and downtown San Diego.
- Program Environmental Impact Report for the Regional Comprehensive Plan - Final
7/2004 [PDF: 5MB]
This Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act for the Regional Comprehensive Plan (RCP) by SANDAG. This EIR analyzes the potential significant impacts of the adoption of the RCP by SANDAG.
7/2004 [PDF: 5MB]
- Regional Comprehensive Plan
7/2004 [PDF: 5MB]
The RCP serves as the long-term planning framework for the San Diego region. It provides a broad context in which local and regional decisions can be made that move the region toward a sustainable future – a future with more choices and opportunities for all residents of the region. The RCP better integrates our local land use and transportation decisions, and focuses attention on where and how we want to grow, providing a vital alternative to where we could end up if we continue with business as usual.
- Regional Comprehensive Plan - Executive Summary
7/2004 [PDF: 1MB]
- Regional Comprehensive Plan - Technical Appendices
7/2004 [PDF: 3MB]
The technical appendices are companion and support documents for the IRIS chapter of the RCP. The appendices represent an inventory and evaluation of the eight infrastructure areas selected to be analyzed; representing the first of a four step process designed to determine if the capital improvement programs and plans of the eight infrastructure areas analyzed currently support the urban form and design goals envisioned in the RCP.
- San Diego Regional Safe Routes to School Strategic Plan
3/2012 [PDF: 55MB]
- Smart Growth in the San Diego Region
4/2016 [PDF: 2MB]
- Smart Growth Photo Library
The Smart Growth Photo Library is available on DVD for $15. Please use the Publications Order Form to request a copy.
- Trip Generation for Smart Growth
6/2010 [PDF: 1MB]
This study presents an overview of a mixed-use development trip generation method (Mixed-Use Method) recently developed by a team led by Fehr & Peers to improve vehicle trip generation forecasts for mixed-use developments. This method was applied to a series of smart growth sites in the San Diego area. The results are presented in this study.
- 2030 Regional Growth Forecast Update: Process and Model Documentation
4/2008 [PDF: 1MB]
The SANDAG forecasts comprise a complex set of assumptions, input data, computations, and model interactions. This report presents a description of the SANDAG forecast models used in the 2030 Forecast, including a general flow of information and some of the key inputs, assumptions, and computations for each of the components.
- Affordable Homes in Our Neighborhoods
12/2008 [PDF: 1MB]
- Condominium Construction Defect Litigation and Affordable Housing, July 2001
7/2001 [PDF: 147KB]
The Anatomy of a Problem, with Strategies for a Solution: This issue paper describes the challenge of condominium construction defect litigation (CDL) in the context of the region's housing crisis and the need to provide more affordable housing. This paper was prepared as background information for the Construction Defect Litigation Workshop, co-sponsored by SANDAG's Regional Housing Task Force and the San Diego Partners in Homeownership.
- Condominium Conversions in the San Diego Region, June 2004
6/2004 [PDF: 142KB]
This issue paper describes the recent surge in condominium conversions, common positive and negative effects and existing policies implemented in various jurisdictions.
- Fact Sheet - Regional Housing Needs Assessment
4/2012 [PDF: 246KB]
- Homes for All San Diegans, June 2006
6/2006 [PDF: 778KB]
This report describes how the lack of housing choices is affecting the San Diego region, particularly lower income residents, and the public policies that are being pursued to provide a continuum of housing choice.
- Housing Element Self-Certification Report to the Legislature, April 2003
4/2003 [PDF: 277KB]
A report regarding the Housing Element Self-Certification Pilot Project in the San Diego region prepared in fulfillment of the requirements of AB 1715 (Gov. Code Section 6). This report was submitted to the legislature along with the Housing Element Self-Certification Report: Implementation of a Pilot Program for the San Diego Region, the Self-Certification Workbook/Affordable Housing Record, and an appendix of related correspondence and reports. All three reports are available for viewing in PDF format, while the letters and reports in Appendix 3 can be requested by contacting Susan Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Housing Element Self-Certification Report: Implementation of a Pilot Program for the San Diego Region, June 1998
6/1998 [PDF: 180KB]
State legislation (AB 1715) sponsored by SANDAG in 1995 created the opportunity for jurisdictions within the San Diego region to self-certify the housing element of their general plans. This report presents the procedures developed by the SANDAG Housing Element Advisory Committee for implementing this housing element self-certification option. This report is an appendix to the Housing Element Self-Certification Report to the Legislature.
- Regional Housing Needs Assessment Plan - Fifth Housing Element Cycle, 2010-2020
10/2011 [PDF: 5MB]
This RHNA is for the fifth housing element cycle (January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2020) and covers an eleven-year projection period (January 1, 2010 – December 31, 2020).
- Regional Housing Progress Report 2003-2011
7/2012 [PDF: 1MB]
- Regional Housing Progress Report 2003-2013
3/2015 [PDF: 791KB]
- Self-Certification Workbook/Affordable Housing Record, February 2003
2/2003 [PDF: 146KB]
This workbook helps jurisdictions implement the methodology for housing element self-certification in 2004. It focuses on the mechanics of self-certification and includes information and forms to assist in calculating the 1999-2004 affordable housing goals and determining whether the goals were met. This report is an appendix to the Housing Element Self-Certification Report to the Legislature.
- Housing Performance Workbook
2/2003 [XLS: 112KB]
- Solving the San Diego Region's Housing Crisis, July 2001
7/2001 [PDF: 2MB]
Addressing the region's housing needs requires a concerted effort on the part of local governments, the housing industry, civic groups, housing advocates, and the business community. This publication describes bold actions that must be taken to solve the housing crisis and maintain our region's livability, while sustaining our economic prosperity.