Local governments in the nine county San Francisco Bay Area are again invited to submit FOCUS applications for regional designation of an area within their community as a Priority Development Area (PDA). These PDA designations help inform regional and state agencies where incentives and assistance are needed to support local efforts that encourage infill development near transit. Many local governments are already participating and have been eligible to apply for a variety of capital funds and planning grants for the Priority Development Areas within their jurisdiction.
Visit http://www.bayareavision.org to download the application materials and learn more about FOCUS Priority Development Areas.
FOCUS is led by ABAG and the Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), with support from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)—in partnership with congestion management agencies, transit providers, and local governments throughout the Bay Area. It is partially funded by a Blueprint Grant from the State of California Business, Transportation, and Housing Agency.