Saturday, January 13, 2018

What Marin will look like if SB827 passes.

What Marin will look like if SB827 passes.

On January 4th, 2018, California State Senator Scott Weiner announced a series of proposed housing bills. By far the most attention has been directed at Senate Bill 827 (SB 827), which would override local zoning controls on height, density, parking minimums, and design review on properties within a certain distance of major public transit infrastructure.

I was really interested what that would look like on the ground in California, so I spent a few days attempting to make a map that would show how SB 827 would affect zoning as currently proposed. Please note that I am not an expert in this area, and that this map should only be used as a beginning point for the policy discussion around the bill and not for making any important decisions. I cannot state strongly enough that there are multiple errors with this map, due to missing and incorrect data, probable misinterpretations of the proposed law as written, bugs in my software, and multiple other reasons.

See the website and  amazing urban map HERE

The pink area represent 85 feet height limit and eight stories. (For comparison, Wincup is only five stories.)

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