About the PDA


The Primary Development Area, or PDA, describes the urban growth boundary identified in PlanSJ.  It is the portion of the City with existing municipal sewer and water service. More than that, it is the area in which the greatest range and mix of compatible land uses are permitted. 

The new zones offer more flexibility for land owners to achieve what is permitted, which will support and stimulate investment.  The zones aim to build on its strengths and reverse the past patterns of sprawling development.  This allows the City to capitalize on the community benefits that accrue from more compact patterns of urban growth.

It accomplished this by:

Read more in the Guide to ZoneSJ