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Click Priority Development Area on map, or select from PDA menu, for description of public outreach.
Click Priority Development Area on map, or select from PDA menu, for existing population, households, and jobs data.
Click Priority Development Area on map, or select from PDA menu, for projected population, households, and jobs data.
Welcome to the PDA Showcase

Priority Development Areas (PDAs) are locally-identified, infill development opportunity
areas within existing communities. This showcase:

The compact growth envisioned through these PDAs is based in large part on local
aspirations and community context. The PDAs reflect the diversity of the communities
in the Bay Area. Explore the links in this application to learn more about each PDA.

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Map LayerDescriptionSource
Priority Development AreasPriority Development Areas (PDAs) are areas where new development will support the day-to-day needs of residents and workers in a pedestrian-friendly environment served by transit. While PDAs were originally established to address housing needs in infill communities, they have been broadened to advance focused employment growth. Local jurisdictions have defined the character of their PDAs according to existing conditions and future expectations as regional centers, city centers, suburban centers or transit town centers, among other place types.Association of Bay Area Governments
Last updated: July 2014
PDA shapefile
Population, Households, and JobsThe 2010 and 2040 population, household, and job data for the PDAs were produced for Plan Bay Area, the regional land use and transportation plan for the San Francisco Bay Area.

Association of Bay Area Governments
Date: 2013
Excel spreadsheet or DBF file
TerrainHillshades (color and grayscale) were downloaded in parts from USGS websites and assembled into single raster datasets. These different hillshades were then assembled into a map service providing topographic relief from region to local scales.

The ~90m hillshade data, used for small scale viewing, was derived from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) 3 arc-second dataset. Open Source software was used to create a hillshade from the elevation data provided by the SRTM.

The ~10m and ~30m hillshade data, used for medium and large scale viewing, are from the National Elevation Dataset (NED) 1/3 and 1 arc-second datasets. The NED data is provided as a hillshade by default.

The color hillshades (all datasets) were created by applying a color map to the original, black and white hillshades.
United States Geological Survey
Date: 2005
NED 1/3 (~10 meter) and NED 1 (~30 meter) hillshades

SRTM 3-ARC (~90 meter) elevation data
Base MapRoads, boundaries, water, and labels.Tom Tom
Date: 2005
Private vendor, data is not public.