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Residential density increased to 19.7 average dwelling units per acre.
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Residential Density
Average Units per Acre of Newly Approved Residential Development
Silicon Valley
Note:

Beginning in 2008, the Land Use Survey expanded its geographic definition of Silicon Valley to include cities northward along the U.S. 101 corridor (Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco).

Data source:

City Planning and Housing Departments of Silicon Valley

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

The percentage of housing near transit declined to 56%.
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Housing Near Transit
Share of New Housing Units Approved That Will Be Within 1/3 Mile of Rail Stations or Major Bus Corridors
Silicon Valley

*Beginning in 2012, the definition of transit-oriented development has been changed from 1/4 mile to 1/3 mile.

Note:

Beginning in 2008, the Land Use Survey expanded its geographic definition of Silicon Valley to include cities northward along the U.S. 101 corridor (Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco).

Data source:

City Planning and Housing Departments of Silicon Valley

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies

The proportion of non-residential development near transit shot up, and overall development increased slightly.
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Development Near Transit
Change in Non-Residential Development Near Transit
Silicon Valley

*Beginning in 2012, the definition of transit-oriented development has been changed from 1/4 mile to 1/3 mile.

Note:

Beginning in 2008, the Land Use Survey expanded its geographic definition of Silicon Valley to include cities northward along the U.S. 101 corridor (Brisbane, Burlingame, Millbrae, San Bruno and South San Francisco).

Data source:

City Planning and Housing Departments of Silicon Valley

Analysis:

Silicon Valley Institute for Regional Studies