Step 3: Determine Project Size, Analyze VMT
Retail projects are analyzed based on the project’s total regional VMT. Large retail projects (greater than 50,000 sqft, and excluding those that are deemed locally-serving retail) 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’s VMT Modeling Consultant List.
Once you have the VMT results, you may continue the analysis: