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File #: 22-700    Version: 1
Type: Study Session Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/10/2022 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 9/13/2022 Final action:
Title: GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 2021-003 (2021-2029 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE)
Attachments: 1. Att #3 Housing Element Sites Exhibit, 2. PC SS 1 Housing Element 9-13-22_final
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PLANNING COMMISSION STUDY SESSION

TO: Planning Commission
FROM: Ursula Luna-Reynosa, Director of Community Development
BY: Nicolle Aube, AICP, Senior Analyst

SUBJECT:
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GENERAL PLAN AMENDMENT NO. 2021-003 (2021-2029 HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE)
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APPLICANT:
City of Huntington Beach

PROPERTY
OWNER:
Various

BUSINESS
OWNER:
Not applicable.

LOCATION:
Citywide


PROJECT PROPOSAL:
General Plan Amendment No. 21-003 represents a request to update the Housing Element of the General Plan for the 6th Cycle 2021-2029 planning period. The Housing Element is a citywide plan for housing, including the provision of affordable housing, in the City of Huntington Beach. It is one of the seven State mandated elements of the General Plan and was last comprehensively updated, and subsequently certified by the California State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), in 2013. The Housing Element was decertified by HCD in 2015 as a result of amendments made to the Beach and Edinger Corridors Specific Plan (BECSP) to decrease residential capacity and increase setback and parking standards. The Housing Element was amended in 2020 to include an Affordable Housing Overlay and was subsequently recertified by HCD. Pursuant to California Government Code Section 65588, the Housing Element must be updated for the 2021-2029 planning period.

State Housing Element Law (Article 10.6 of Chapter 3 of the Government Code) establishes requirements for the content of local agencies' housing elements in order to ensure that housing issues are adequately and thoroughly addressed. The City has retained a consultant, Kimley-Horn and Associates, to assist staff in the preparation of the Housing Element Update in meeting the State's requirements and ultimately obtaining certification from HCD.
The purpose of the Housing Element is to establish a comprehensive housing strategy for all economic segments of the City. The Housing Element consists of four sections.
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