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AB-2008 Transit village plans: goods movement.(2013-2014)

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Assembly Bill No. 2008
CHAPTER 88

An act to amend Section 65460.2 of the Government Code, relating to local planning.

[ Approved by Governor  July 07, 2014. Filed with Secretary of State  July 07, 2014. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2008, Quirk. Transit village plans: goods movement.
Existing law authorizes a city or county to prepare a transit village plan for a transit village development district that addresses specified characteristics, including, among other things, demonstrable public benefits beyond the increase in transit usage that include any 5 specified benefits.
This bill would require the transit village plan to address demonstrable public benefits beyond the increase in transit usage including any 6 specified benefits. The bill would add as a public benefit the minimization of the impact of goods movement on air quality, traffic, and public safety through the provision of dedicated loading and unloading facilities for commercial space.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 65460.2 of the Government Code is amended to read:

65460.2.
 A city or county may prepare a transit village plan for a transit village development district that addresses the following characteristics:
(a) A neighborhood centered around a transit station that is planned and designed so that residents, workers, shoppers, and others find it convenient and attractive to patronize transit.
(b) A mix of housing types, including apartments, within not more than one-half mile of the main entrance of the transit station.
(c) Other land uses, including a retail district oriented to the transit station and civic uses, including day care centers and libraries.
(d) Pedestrian and bicycle access to the transit station, with attractively designed and landscaped pathways.
(e) A transit system that should encourage and facilitate intermodal service, and access by modes other than single occupant vehicles.
(f) Demonstrable public benefits beyond the increase in transit usage, including any six of the following:
(1) Relief of traffic congestion.
(2) Improved air quality.
(3) Increased transit revenue yields.
(4) Increased stock of affordable housing.
(5) Redevelopment of depressed and marginal inner-city neighborhoods.
(6) Live-travel options for transit-needy groups.
(7) Promotion of infill development and preservation of natural resources.
(8) Promotion of a safe, attractive, pedestrian-friendly environment around transit stations.
(9) Reduction of the need for additional travel by providing for the sale of goods and services at transit stations.
(10) Promotion of job opportunities.
(11) Improved cost-effectiveness through the use of the existing infrastructure.
(12) Increased sales and property tax revenue.
(13) Reduction in energy consumption.
(14) Minimization of the impact of goods movement on air quality, traffic, and public safety through the provision of dedicated loading and unloading facilities for commercial space.
(g) Sites where a density bonus of at least 25 percent may be granted pursuant to specified performance standards.
(h) Other provisions that may be necessary, based on the report prepared pursuant to subdivision (b) of former Section 14045, as enacted by Section 3 of Chapter 1304 of the Statutes of 1990.