Net Non-Residential Development Approved, by Proximity to Transit
City Planning and Housing Departments of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies
Data are from Joint Venture Silicon Valley’s annual land-use survey of all cities within Silicon Valley. The 28 cities/counties included in the FY 2016-17 Housing Near Transit analysis were Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Campbell, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Fremont, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Newark, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Mateo, County of San Mateo, Santa Clara, County of Santa Clara, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Union City. Only cities containing rail stations or major bus corridors were included in the analysis for the share of housing near transit. Most recent data are for fiscal year 2017 (July 2016-June 2017). The number of new housing units and the square feet of commercial development within one-third mile of transit are reported directly for each of the cities and counties participating in the survey. Places with one-third of a mile of transit are considered “walkable” (i.e., within a 5- to 10-minute walk for the average person). Transit oriented data prior to 2012 is reported within one-quarter mile of transit. The 36 cities/counties included in the FY 2016-17 Non-Residential Development Approvals analysis were Atherton, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy , Half Moon Bay, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Menlo Park, Millbrae, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Newark, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Jose, San Mateo, County of San Mateo, Santa Clara, County of Santa Clara, Saratoga, South San Francisco, Sunnyvale, and Union City.
*Beginning in 2012, the definition of transit oriented development has been changed from 1/4 mile to 1/3 mile.
Note: Beginning in 2008, the Land Use Survey expanded its geographic definition of Silicon Valley to include cities northward along the U.S. 101 corridor (Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco).