Housing Element Rezone Project
Q: Does this mean that the City is going to demolish existing buildings to build housing?
A: The City is required by State law to designate properties to accommodate the RHNA. To meet this requirement, the City is proposing to rezone certain properties which are currently developed and zoned for Commercial General and Business Park uses to allow for housing development. The Mixed-use and Workforce Housing designations will allow all existing development to remain in place. They will also allow for the addition of residential uses to these sites if the property owner decides this is a viable option for them. The City will not mandate any changes in use. Once a property is rezoned, the property owner will decide if, and when, they wish to pursue housing on the property. Any future housing proposals would be site-specific and may or may not result in the demolition of existing buildings.
What are Objective Development Standards?
Objective development standards are those which involve no personal or subjective judgement. They are independently and uniformly verifiable. The purpose of objective development standards is to make regulations more predictable and easier to interpret and implement for all involved. For more information, see our Objective Design Standards page.