Goal 2: Healthy Communities
Coordinate the development of affordable housing with planning for healthy communities, including access to parks and recreational resources, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, healthy food sources, and medical care providers.
- Utilize mapping tools to illustrate the presence/absence of recreational resources, healthy food sources, medical care providers, and other key public health benefit resources in proximity to housing. (1-3 years)
- Improve residential access to healthy foods (e.g., supportive future land use categories; regulatory incentives; transportation improvements; coordinated programs etc.) (1-3 years)
- Allow increased residential densities and encourage affordable housing within ½-mile of parks, schools, groceries (access to fresh foods), medical facilities, pedestrian/bicycle and transit facilities. (1-3 years)
- Expand access to community resources through partnerships with community organizations and social service providers that support healthy communities, with a primary focus on access for affordable housing developments, through the provision of amenities and services (e.g., mobile health fairs; community gardens; park/recreation areas; and other on-site amenities/services). (1-3 years)
- Identify gaps in safe access to bicycle, pedestrian, and transit facilities that serve as a viable alternative to single occupant vehicles to support mobility of the county’s population, especially those who have limited access to personal vehicles, and dedicate funding to closing those gaps. (10 years)