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Housing Work Plan Approved by Council

Housing Work Plan Approved by Council

The City Council addressed one its most pressing Priorities this year, when it unanimously approved a Housing Work Plan at its meeting on Feb. 12. The plan aims to produce about 300 housing units per year, in order to meet the goals of the Comprehensive Plan, which calls for 3,545 and 4,420 units between 2015 and 2030.

The Housing Work Plan includes more than a dozen policies aimed at spurring residential construction, including changing zoning codes in order to provide more incentives for residential developments, relaxing density requirements for housing projects downtown and around California Avenue and El Camino Real, and requiring that housing projects provide more below-market-rate units. The work plan calls for increasing the percentage of below-market-rate developments from 15 to 20 percent, and to apply this rule to rental units.

Many of the zoning changes proposed in the plan will now be developed by City employees and reviewed by the Planning and Transportation Commission before returning to the Council for adoption. You can find the full staff report on the Housing Work Plan here.

Last Updated: February 13, 2018