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 24 cities/counties included in the FY 2015-16 Housing Near Transit analysis were Atherton, Belmont, Burlingame, Campbell, Colma, Cupertino, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Fremont, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Millbrae, Milpitas, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Jose, San Mateo, San Mateo County, Santa Clara, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale. 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 2016 (July 2015-June 2016). 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 32 cities/counties included in the FY 2015-16 Non-Residential Development Approvals analysis were Atherton, Belmont, Brisbane, Burlingame, Campbell, Colma, Daly City, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Fremont, Gilroy, Hillsborough, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Millbrae, Milpitas, Monte Sereno, Mountain View, Newark, Pacifica, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Jose, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Clara County, Saratoga, South San Francisco, and Sunnyvale.
*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).