On October 14, 2022, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) informed the City’s Planning Division that although the City’s adopted Housing Element addressed many of the statutory requirements, which HCD requested, additional revisions are being requested to ensure compliance with state housing element law. This news comes after the City Council adopted the Housing Element and associated environmental documentation on August 11, 2022. Based on this determination, the Housing Element process for the 6th planning cycle is not yet completed. Staff will be working closely with HCD staff to prepare updates to the document and present the information to the City Council as part of a public hearing in the near future.
Final Draft Housing Element Now Available
The City of Rancho Palos Verdes Draft Housing Element was released on August 5, 2022.
All California cities are required to adopt a comprehensive General Plan to guide land-use planning decisions. The Housing Element is a key component that provides an analysis of a community’s housing needs for all income levels and strategies to respond to provide for those housing needs.
The Rancho Palos Verdes Final Draft Housing Element (PDF) outlines ways that the City can meet its state-required 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment allocation of accommodating 647 housing units (including 8 units carried over from the 5th Cycle) in various income levels for the next planning period of 2021-2029.
The Final Draft Housing Element responds to comments by the California Department of Housing and Community Development Department (HCD) on the second draft that was completed in November 2021. Primary revisions are to the site inventory, updates to various sections and programs in response to HCD’s comments, and a few new programs/policies to address infill, transitional, and employee housing. View a redlined version of the Final Draft Housing Element (PDF).
The Final Draft Housing Element and Negative Declaration (PDF) were presented to the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption in August 2022.