I. SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
Functional Goal: Develop and implement a comprehensive Sustainability Plan and ensure sustainability commitments made in the Plan are embodied in the subsequent Development Agreement and implemented and maintained for life of project.
- Mandatory, measurable and enforceable.
- Equivalent in scope and detail to Nishi.
II. TRAFFIC REDUCTION/MITIGATION
Functional Goal: Provide incentive to shift modes to Bicycling, Public Transit, or 4+ car pool to reduce vehicle miles traveled (VMT), project total carbon footprint, and adverse level of service (LOS) traffic impacts on Mace Blvd Covell Blvd and I-80.
- Install traffic counters to measure in and out traffic to development.
- Tie phases in project build out to construction of improvements in transit and road improvements.
Phase 1 – i) Implement bus rapid (BRT) transit strategies on Mace/Covell for freeway access. Fund study and implementation of bus signal preemption system, ii) Investigate installation of rush-hour bus and HOV lane on the frontage road north of 80 to bypass on-ramp/off-ramp, iii) Implement on-demand electric transit to UCD and scheduled electric transit to Amtrak.
Phase 2 – Installation of bus/4+ HOV lanes on I-80 east and west of causeway.
Phase 3 – Causeway expansion by bus/4+ HOV lane east and west.
- Transit stops located throughout complex to ease pedestrian access.
- Implement a Transportation Demand Management Plan with measurable results to quantitatively shift away from Single Occupancy Vehicle (SOV) use.
Functional Goal: a) Provide workforce housing to address increased housing demand due to job creation, and b) Reduce VMT and adverse rush hour LOS traffic impacts.
- All housing is high-density workforce housing / No single-family standalone homes.
- Require employer master leasing or ownership of housing units and require employment for residency. Suggest look at Stanford University land ownership model, company town models, Google and Facebook ownership/master leasing of apartments in Bay Area.
- Phase housing construction to project’s commercial build out.
IV. ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND USAGE
Functional Goal: Reduce energy use to minimize project net carbon footprint.
- All electric building construction, gas allowed only for manufacturing processes
- Zero net energy for building envelope and space conditioning and lighting with onsite PV and storage.
- All structures designed for microgrid implementation with required conduits and wiring.
V. WATER CONSERVATION AND LANDSCAPING
Functional Goal: Reduce demand on groundwater and potable water.
- All gray water reused onsite.
- All landscaping adapted for climate change, drought resistant, pollinator friendly, and maintained organically.
- All onsite storm water retained onsite using bioswales and other methods (not applicable to offsite storm flow onto the property).
VI. PARKING AND STREETS
Functional Goals: Encourage use of public transit, electric vehicles, and bicycling Provide convenient electric charging station to encourage electric vehicle use. Reduce run-off and heat island effect of parking lot. Reduce visual, aesthetic, and quality of life impacts of working/living near parking lot.
- Transit access given priorities over auto parking.
- Only high occupancy vehicle (HOV) and electric vehicle (EV) parking allowed adjacent to buildings with EV charging stations pre-installed (exceptions for handicap parking).
- All more remote parking for single occupancy vehicles (SOV) is prewired to later install charging stations. Have plan to phase-in installation of more EV charging stations as EV charging demand grows.
- All housing has one Level 2 EV charger and prewired for 2nd charger per unit
- Paid parking for non-electric SOV for commercial parking. No discounts for monthly parking vs daily parking to encourage occasional bus use.
- Enforceable landscape and PV shading plan to provide 80% shading of walkways and Class I bike paths and 50% parking lot shading in 15 years or imposition of penalties.
- All parking surfaces utilizing tree shading use structured soil or suspended substrate to allow successful tree root development. Size pavement treatment area to match trees' intended ultimate tree size.
- All streets and parking utilize permeable pavement.