Step 3: Determine Project Size, Analyze VMT
Projects that cannot be classified as either residential, office or retail are analyzed based on the project’s VMT per employee. Non-exempt projects of this type must be analyzed using the Fresno COG Activity-Based Model. For projects that must use the ABM, project sponsors can either contact COG staff or use Fresno COG VMT Modeling Consultant List.
The applicable threshold depends on whether or not the project is consistent with the general plan of the applicable jurisdiction:
- Projects consistent with the general plan must produce VMT per employee that is less than or equal to the regional average.
- Projects requiring a general plan amendment (GPA) must produce VMT per employee that is less than 13% or 15% below the regional average*.
* Depending on jurisdiction VMT policies. Click here for more information.
Once you have the VMT results, you may continue the analysis: