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File #: 2022-1666   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: Planning Board
On agenda: 1/24/2022
Title: A Public Workshop to Review and Comment on the Draft Housing Element Update Zoning Code Amendments Regarding Definitions and Regulations for Residential and Related Land Uses.
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Residential Uses – Proposed Regulations, 2. Exhibit 2 - Zoning Map, 3. Exhibit 3 - Proposed Amendments to Section 30-2, Definitions, 4. Item 7-B Public Comment
Title

A Public Workshop to Review and Comment on the Draft Housing Element Update Zoning Code Amendments Regarding Definitions and Regulations for Residential and Related Land Uses.

Body

To: Honorable President and Members of the Planning Board

From: Andrew Thomas, Planning Director
Date: January 24, 2022
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This workshop provides an opportunity for the Planning Board and community members to review and comment on proposed regulations for residential land uses. Staff is seeking input on where various types of housing should be permitted, conditionally permitted, and prohibited in Alameda.
The direction and input from this workshop will inform staff work on draft zoning amendments to the residential and mixed-use zoning districts necessary to accommodate the City of Alameda Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and comply with State Housing Law. The specific residential land uses to be discussed are:
1. One-family, two-family, and multi-family dwellings
2. Shared living
3. Transitional and Supportive Housing
4. Residential care/assisted living
5. Low barrier navigation centers
6. Warming centers

Exhibit 1 is a table of proposed land use regulations, for discussion. The land uses/housing types are listed in each row, and Alameda's zoning districts are listed in each column. Exhibit 2 shows the Zoning Map. Exhibit 3 includes draft definitions for several residential and related land uses that are not currently defined or well defined in the Alameda Municipal Code (AMC). The draft definitions are written to reflect and be consistent with state law.
No final action is required at this time. Staff is requesting Planning Board and community comments on land use regulations for various housing types.
BACKGROUND

The Draft Housing Element Update for the period 2023 - 2031 identifies changes to the zoning regulations needed to further fair housing and accommodate Alameda's RHNA, as required by state law. Several California laws mandate t...

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