Santa Clara County

Focus on Santa Clara County


To help us understand where current and future Bay Area residents will live, work and get around in Santa Clara County and beyond, planners at MTC and ABAG have generated forecasts for jobs, housing, population, travel demand and transportation revenue. To show how these forecasts might play out over time—and to ensure the Plan is meeting the goals Bay Area residents helped identify in 2015—planners have developed three scenarios. Understanding how these three planning scenarios will impact life in Santa Clara County helps us recognize what issues may become most important as a preferred scenario is developed and Plan Bay Area updated.

See how the three alternative scenarios might impact population, employment, and housing growth in this county.

Locally Adopted Priority Development Areas (PDAs) and Priority Conservation Areas (PCAs)

Santa Clara County is the home of Silicon Valley and the birthplace and now global capital of the high technology revolution. Today, with over 1.8 million residents and 900,000 jobs, Santa Clara County is the most populous and job-rich county in the San Francisco Bay Area. Click the link to view three examples of the 42 locally adopted PDAs in Santa Clara County.

Review the information presented in 2015 here.