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Buildable Lands Inventory (BLI)

The Buildable Lands Inventory (BLI) is an assessment of the City’s capacity to accommodate projected changes in housing and employment, including a series of maps. The maps will be used to identify land areas as either having full, diminished, or no capacity to accommodate additional housing units or additional jobs forecasted for the next 20 years. The maps represent possible constraints to achieving our forecasted increase in households and jobs.


Buildable Lands Inventory Summary Report: Residential Development Capacity Summary Map

Large print version of the map found on page 23 of the Summary Report

Buildable Lands Inventory Summary Report: Employment Capacity Summary Map

Large print version of the map found on page 31 of the Summary Report.

Buildable Lands Inventory Summary Report

Report summarizing the BLI methodology and findings, as adopted by City Council in October 2012.

Appendix A: Development Capacity Analysis GIS Methodology

Detailed methodology for the GIS model used to analyze development capacity. As adopted by City Council in October 2012.

Appendix B: Central City Development Capacity Study

Report analyzing the potential development capacity of land within the Central City. As adopted by City Council in October 2012.

Appendix C: Constraint Analysis

Maps and methodology used to identify and analyze constrained land. As adopted by City Council in October 2012.

More About the BLI

What is the BLI? How will it help the city manage growth and change?

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