Land Use

As the Bay Area’s metropolitan planning agency, MTC works with cities and counties to develop land use plans that map to the Bay Area’s current and future needs.

Karl Nielsen

MTC works with the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG) and local cities and counties to plan for transportation, infrastructure, open space, and housing and job growth that will shape the future of the Bay Area.

Regional Growth Framework

The Bay Area is expected to be home to an additional 1.4 million households by the year 2050. It is important that the different types of transportation, housing and other land use planning work together — as part of a regional growth framework — to create an equitable, prosperous future for all Bay Area communities and make the best use of available resources.

Priority Conservation Areas

Locations designated for the protection of natural habitats and the preservation of open space for future generations.

Priority Development Areas

Places near public transit that are planned for new homes, jobs and community amenities.

Priority Production Areas

Industrial areas prioritized for the preservation and expansion of businesses that are essential to the region’s economy.

Transit-Oriented Development Policy

A policy to align future growth with major regional transit investments.