2025 Blueprint Planner Workshop
Developing the 2025 Blueprint Land Use Discussion Scenario

2025 Blueprint Planner Workshop

On Monday, August 7 local land use staff were invited to a virtual workshop hosted by SACOG to discuss the 2025 Blueprint Pathways, how the pathways perform across the triple bottom line goals adopted by the SACOG board, and key considerations as SACOG develops a single set of land use and transportation assumptions the plan.  

The goal of the workshop was to provide an update on the land use component of the 2025 Blueprint, discuss some of the findings from SACOG’s work on Pathways, walk through the key considerations for narrowing in on a single set of land use assumptions for the plan, and review ways local governments can engage in the coming months.  

Zach Miller, Blueprint Program Manager, kicked off the workshop by providing an overview of the 2025 Blueprint policy framework which focuses on maximizing measures of equity, economy and environment. Garett Ballard-Rosa, Senior Analyst, then summarized the regional growth forecast. Hannah Tschudin, Blueprint Outreach Coordinator, provided an overview of outreach efforts, findings from the Blueprint Workshop, and the next steps for Blueprint engagement. Dov Kadin then led the discussion on the 2025 Blueprint land use evaluation for pathways, key land use considerations, and initial results from UD4H’s public health analysis.  

All of the work discussed in the workshop was refined into a set of discussion scenario control totals at the beginning of September. The Discussion Scenario is the first iteration of that single set of assumptions and will serve as the foundation for the preferred scenario. It reflects the input we have received so far, key regulatory/market considerations, and a number of policy and performance considerations. 

If you want to revisit the workshop content or share it with colleagues, a recording of the workshop is available above.  

Next Steps 

Starting on September 5 through October 17, there will be a six-week jurisdiction review period during which SACOG will accept local government feedback through an official comment letter, an email to the SACOG team, or a virtual or in-person staff-to-staff conversation. If you are interested in having a staff-to-staff conversation to provide feedback on the Discussion Scenario, please reach out to Hannah Tschudin (htschudin@sacog.org). SACOG will also be hosting county-level office hours for local government staff from each county and the cities within them to provide feedback, ask questions, and discuss the assumptions with SACOG and/or amongst your peer local governments.  

Here is the 2025 Blueprint Discussion Scenario including a new spreadsheet with subcommunity type growth assumptions and an interactive map to explore them.