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BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT DISTRICT (BART) - ASSEMBLY BILL 2923 TECHNICAL GUIDE

Alameda, San Francisco, and Contra Costa Counties in California

Description

Raimi + Associates led a team of consultants in producing a technical guide to explain the requirements of California Assembly Bill (AB) 2923 - a law requiring local jurisdictions to ensure that zoning on certain BART-owned property supports transit-oriented development (TOD). The technical guide provides guidance to local jurisdictions on how to review and amend their zoning ordinances for conformance. The guide references the baseline zoning standards identified in AB 2923, and provides an objective interpretation of the law with respect to residential density, building height, floor-area-ratio, and parking. This technical guide was further complemented by original model zoning language and conformance checklists, written specifically to aid the implementation process.

 

In addition, R+A offered a diverse range of support to BART, including public and community engagement, data management and visualization including a GIS database, asset management, and general project management.

Client: Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART)

Timeframe: 2019 - Present

Highlights

  • Provide a comprehensive policy review of AB 2923 and applicable zoning
    standards

  • Create and curate an online GIS database featuring relevant infrastructure and
    parcels, local zoning, and other resources

  • Compile an interactive technical document using a "question-and-answer"
    structure in key chapters for ease of interpretation and implementation

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