Feb 7 2014

Planning Commission Hearing on Housing Element Monday February 10

Piedmont’s Planning Commission will hold a study session hearing and discussion concerning the General Plan Housing Element Site Inventory on Monday, February 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the City Hall Council Chambers, 120 Vista Avenue, Piedmont, CA 94611. The Site Inventory is currently being drafted for Chapter 4 of the Housing Element and will be circulated later in February.

The Association of Bay Area Governments has decided Piedmont’s Required Housing Needs Allocation for 2015-2022 is 60 new housing units: 7 above moderate income; 15 moderate income; 14 low income; and 24 very low income. The City is not required to produce the 60 new housing units but only to provide circumstances that allow private developers to produce them.

The sites inventoried are: existing vacant lots; lots that can be created through subdivision; underutilized sites for multi-family housing; public land; and houses without second units.

The staff expects to submit an updated draft of the Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development in June 2014. During the summer and fall the staff would work with State reviewers  to revise the Housing Element and have it ready for City Council adoption by the end of the year. Bay area cities are required to adopt Housing Elements to cover the period 2015-2022 by January 31, 2015.

This study session is third in a series of sessions, and follows the introduction of the update to the Planning Commission on October 14, 2013, and a review of demographic changes and housing needs in Piedmont during the last decade on January 13, 2014.

Click to read the staff report for this item.

The public is invited to provide ideas on housing policy and suggest sites for new housing.

One Response to “Planning Commission Hearing on Housing Element Monday February 10”

  1. How many times must we go through this wasted effort? The answers always seem to come out about the same.
    Just another waste of staff time (OUR TAX MONEY!).
    It’s about time to tell the State NO!

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