On November 22, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) certified the City's 2023-2031 Housing Element, finding it in substantial compliance with State Housing Element Law. Use the buttons below to download the final certified Housing Element, as well as HCD's certification letter.
The City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission will hold a public hearing to review and make a recommendation to City Council on the draft mixed-use and multi-family residential zoning ordinance provisions. These additional provisions are necessary for the implementation of the 2023-2031 Housing Element. The draft provisions include the rezoning of Housing Opportunity sites, the establishment of new mixed-use zones, and the revision of current multi-family zones. A more extensive amendment to the zoning ordinance will take place at a later date to align with the recently adopted 2040 General Plan Update.
When: Wednesday, November 29, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall, City Council Chambers, 100 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Following adoption of the Housing Element on May 18, 2023, the City submitted the Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for 60-day review. On July 31, 2023, the City received a comment letter from HCD indicating the remaining revisions needed to achieve certification and full compliance with State law.
The City revised the Housing Element to respond to each of HCD's comments and held a study session with the City Council on October 16, 2023 to review and discuss the changes. Following the study session, the City posted the Revised Adopted Housing Element for public comment from October 18, 2023, to October 25, 2023, as required by State law. In response to comments received, the City revised the Element to summarize and incorporate public input and resubmitted the Housing Element to HCD for 60-day review and certification.
Please use the buttons below to view the Revised Housing Element submitted to HCD, as well as the public comments received prior to the City Council study session and during the 7-day review period.
On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, the City of Pleasant Hill Planning Commission held a study session to review the new mixed-use and multi-family residential zoning ordinance provisions. The intent of this study session was to begin the discussion of establishing new zoning ordinance provisions that implement the 2023-2031 Housing Element. This includes rezoning Housing Opportunity sites, including adding development provisions. Following the presentation, the Planning Commissoin heard public comments, discussed the proposed responses, and provided comments to City staff.
The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) completed it's 60-day review of the Adopted Housing Element on July 31, 2023.
Click the link to download HCD's formal comment letter on the Adopted 2023-2031 Housing Element Update.
Use the buttons below to download the Final Environmental Impact Report and associated documents.
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