Visual Simulation (3D) Planning
Several jurisdictions asked for tools to help visualize a range of potential activities on infill development sites within their jurisdictions. SACOG developed a web-based 3D simulation model for 56 square miles of regional study areas. SACOG also developed software that allows planners and designers to remove existing buildings from the simulation and add in “new” building types that displayed potential development.
The image above is a rendering that shows how this simulation planning application was used to develop alternative plans for the parking lots around Sunrise Mall in Citrus Heights.