Public Land Reuse
Throughout the Bay Area, public agencies own thousands of acres of vacant or under-utilized land. Transforming these sites could create 170,000 permanently affordable homes as well as essential services and parks.
A Key Plan Bay Area 2050 Strategy
MTC is working with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and communities throughout the region to help solve the Bay Area's housing shortage and bring more affordable homes to the area. Public land reuse is one of the eight housing strategies identified in Plan Bay Area 2050 – the Bay Area’s long-range regional plan – to meet present and future housing needs.
Reuse of public lands would provide for 170,000 permanently affordable homes for low- and middle-income families, with homes in transit- and opportunity-rich communities. It would also ensure that the reuse of publicly-owned land benefits neighbors by creating community centers, clinics and other essential services.
Webinar: "Leveraging Your Land – Best Practices for Reusing Public Land for Housing"
Watch the recording of the MTC/ABAG webinar, "Leveraging Your Land," to learn about best practices for leveraging public land to deliver housing and services. Staff will introduce the Public Lands Playbook and provide guidance on topics ranging from creating a public land framework to complying with the Surplus Land Act.