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  1. Planning Commission Study SessionJune 3, 2014

  2. Review Housing Element requirements Discuss Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) Receive input on proposed housing goals, policies, and programs agenda

  3. housing element legislative intent Enacted in 1969 (and amended frequently thereafter) “The availability of housing is of vital statewide importance…[and] local and state governments have a responsibility to use the powers vested in them to facilitate the improvement and development of housing to make adequate provision for the housing needs of all economic segments of the community.”

  4. housing element facts • State-mandated planning document for housing • 1 of 7 state-required elements of the Comprehensive Plan • Only General Plan element requiring and “certification” by State agency (California Department of Housing and Community Development)

  5. housing element facts • Periodic updates required by State law • 2015-2023 update due January 31, 2015 (plus 120-day grace period) • If certified, Housing Element valid for eight years

  6. role of housing element

  7. regional housing needs allocation (rhna) ABAG Region: 187,990 units

  8. redwood city’s rhna

  9. achieving the rhna: downtown Downtown Redwood City Housing Production: 1960s to present

  10. 2015-2023 housing goals Intent of the Goals, Policies, and Programs unchanged from 2010 Housing Element

  11. public outreach • December 3, 2014 workshop • Community meetings in late winter/early spring • Joint HHCC and Senior Affairs meeting on May 27, 2014 • 21 Elements: Regional input from service providers and developers

  12. plans and programs for the next 8 years

  13. affordability • Countywide Nexus Study • Community Benefits Ordinance: Partnership RWC • Extremely Low-Income Households and Special Needs

  14. senior housing needs • Support organizations that facilitate shared housing • Encourage new senior housing options • Revise Zoning Ordinance to clarify provisions for residential care and group homes • Consider enacting a “universal design” ordinance

  15. make it easier to build • Analyze parking standards for single-family, duplex, triplex, and second units • Explore revising development standards for duplexes, triplexes, and other small multi-family developments • Review and consider revising second unit development standards

  16. build on the success of downtown Evaluate development allowances permitted within the Downtown Precise Plan area

  17. housing element update process PublicInput Phase1 Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Spring 2014 Phase2 Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Fall 2014 PublicInput

  18. questions and comments Diana O’Dell, Senior Planner dodell@redwoodcity.org (650) 780-7236