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File #: 2022-2511   
Type: Regular Agenda Item
Body: City Council
On agenda: 11/15/2022
Title: Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the 2023-2031 Housing Element and Related Zoning Amendments; and Adoption of Resolution Adopting a General Plan Amendment to Update the Housing Element of the General Plan and Change the Land Use Diagram Designation for Two Properties to Accommodate the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Period 2023-2031, Affirmatively Further Fair Housing, and Comply with State Housing Element Law; and Introduction of Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Alameda Municipal Code Chapter XXX (Development Regulations) and the Citywide Zoning Map to Implement the Housing Element, as Recommended by the Planning Board. On November 30, 2021, the City Council approved Resolution No. 15841 Certifying a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Alameda 2040 General Plan Update. Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines sections 15162 and 15163, none of the circumstances necessitating further CEQA review or preparation of a ne...
Attachments: 1. Exhibit 1 - Letters from the Department of Housing and Community Development, 2. Exhibit 2 - Santa Monica Article about Builders Remedy, 3. Resolution, 4. Ordinance, 5. Presentation, 6. Correspondence - Updated 11/10, 7. Communication from Staff, 8. Additional Correspondence - Updated 11/14, 9. Speaker Buckley Slides, 10. Additional Correspondence - Updated 11/16
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Public Hearing to Consider Adoption of the 2023-2031 Housing Element and Related Zoning Amendments; and
Adoption of Resolution Adopting a General Plan Amendment to Update the Housing Element of the General Plan and Change the Land Use Diagram Designation for Two Properties to Accommodate the City's Regional Housing Needs Allocation for the Period 2023-2031, Affirmatively Further Fair Housing, and Comply with State Housing Element Law; and
Introduction of Ordinance Amending Various Sections of Alameda Municipal Code Chapter XXX (Development Regulations) and the Citywide Zoning Map to Implement the Housing Element, as Recommended by the Planning Board.
On November 30, 2021, the City Council approved Resolution No. 15841 Certifying a Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Alameda 2040 General Plan Update. Pursuant to California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines sections 15162 and 15163, none of the circumstances necessitating further CEQA review or preparation of a new EIR are present. (Planning, Building & Transportation 20962710)

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To: Honorable Mayor and Members of the City Council

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The City of Alameda (City) has completed a draft update to the Housing Element of the General Plan and a comprehensive set of zoning amendments to accommodate the 5,353 unit Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for the 2023-2031 Housing Element cycle, affirmatively further fair housing, and comply with State Housing Element Law. Both documents are available for public review at www.alameda2040.org and www.alamedaca.gov.
The zoning amendments include rezoning certain sites and districts to permit multifamily housing and residential densities of at least 30 units per acre. One concern with the proposed recommendation is that certain actions identified in the Housing Element update would potentially be in conflict with City Charter Article XXVI (Article 26); however, this update is consistent with the City's previous actions in...

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