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File #: 22-550    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Action Item
File created: 11/29/2021 In control: PLANNING COMMISSION
On agenda: 1/6/2022 Final action:
Title: PC- Review and Discussion of Proposed Zoning Code Revisions to Streamline the Residential Mixed Use Entitlement Process.
Attachments: 1. 2022-01-06_ATT - Planning Commission Staff Report dated August 11, 2021.pdf, 2. 2022-01-06_ATT - Planning Commission Minutes dated August 11, 2021.pdf, 3. 2022-01-06_ATT - Senate Bill 8.pdf, 4. 2022-01-06_ATT - Senate Bill 9.pdf, 5. 2022-01-06_ATT - Senate Bill 10.pdf
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PC- Review and Discussion of Proposed Zoning Code Revisions to Streamline the Residential Mixed Use Entitlement Process.
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Meeting Date: January 6, 2022
Contact Person/Dept: William Kavadas/Assistant Planner
Jeff Anderson/Interim Current Planning Manager
Sol Blumenfeld/Community Development Director

Phone Number: (310) 253-5706 / (310) 253-5727
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 (12/29/2021).
Department Approval: Sol Blumenfeld, Community Development Director (12/10/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION:
Staff requests the Planning Commission receive and discuss proposed revisions to the Zoning Code regarding mixed use residential entitlement process streamlining and direct staff to return with a draft Zoning Code Amendment for Planning Commission consideration at a future meeting.


BACKGROUND/DISCUSSION

On August 11, 2021, the Planning Commission considered methods to streamline the mixed-use entitlement process to foster additional housing production and promote housing affordability. It was clarified that the focus of the text amendment, at this time, was on mixed use development, as the General Plan Update process was underway and many development issues, including density in the residential zones, was still being determined. It was also noted that the issue of mixed-use development density had been addressed in a recent Mixed-Use Ordinance Amendment but that streamlining mixed use development projects remained an open issue. The Planning Commission discussion on streamlining and affordability focused on the following:

* Consistency with CEQA Exemptions
* Feasibility of streamlining incentives for mixed use affordable housing projects
* Production of robust design guidelines for mixed use ministerial...

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