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File #: 22-149    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Action Item
File created: 7/29/2021 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 8/11/2021 Final action:
Title: PC- Review and Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Streamline the Multifamily Housing Entitlement Process.
Attachments: 1. 2021-08-11_ATT - Bill Text SB35, SB375, AB1397, AB2162.pdf
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PC- Review and Discussion of Proposed Revisions to Streamline the Multifamily Housing Entitlement Process.
Meeting Date: August 11, 2021
Contact Person/Dept: Michael Allen/Current Planning Manager
William Kavadas/Assistant Planner

Phone Number: (310) 253-5727 / (310) 253-5706
Fiscal Impact: Yes [] No [X] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]
Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: [X]
Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - Planning Commission (08/06/21).
Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (08/05/2021)

Staff requests the Planning Commission receive and discuss proposed revisions to the Zoning Code regarding multifamily housing entitlement streamlining, and direct staff to return with a final draft Zoning Code Amendment for Planning Commission's approval at a future meeting.


As part of its ongoing review of state legislation related to multifamily affordable housing production to address the statewide housing crisis, staff has reviewed and identified several potential Zoning Code Amendments and measures to address environmental review to streamline the multifamily housing entitlement process. Housing production and housing affordability are generally related to the costs of land, construction, and the duration of the approval process which impact cost. The cost of entitlement review and approval is factored into costs for housing development and longer entitlement processing times typically result in more costly housing. By reducing the timeline for the development review process, the City can foster additional housing development, increase developer certainty, and create more opportunities for affordable housing.

The City's review of multifamily development projects is generally tied to conformity with the General Plan, the zone in which the p...

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