Sweeping update to housing coverage targets infill spots for additional housing
Auburn, Calif. – Raising the selection and affordability of housing in Placer County’s formulated unincorporated parts is the intention of a collection of plan improvements accredited Tuesday by the county Board of Supervisors.
The updates align county code with sweeping modifications to state law in modern many years intended to address the growing housing affordability crisis in California. They also allow for new housing sorts like moveable tiny homes and co-housing or “cottage home” developments.
“The state’s method to housing has challenged us by taking away a excellent offer of our local regulatory authority…”
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
While Placer County has for a long time been doing work to lessen obstacles to housing design, the Board of Supervisors and group users alike sought an comprehensive community engagement course of action to ensure a stability concerning meeting condition necessities and preserving the character of existing communities by way of this broad update to Placer’s housing plan.
Adapting to Alter
“The state’s approach to housing has challenged us by eliminating a fantastic offer of our local regulatory authority, however we share the aim of generating housing very affordable to more of our community members,” reported Board Chair and District 5 Supervisor Cindy Gustafson. “I tremendously take pleasure in the comprehensive engagement from our residents to help us adapt to these variations in a way that will direct to extra reasonably priced housing but also be aware of the modifications and impacts to the character of our communities.”
Refined by means of several years of neighborhood comments commencing in 2018, the deal of zoning, code and coverage alterations below the Housing-associated Code Amendments venture is built to aid steer new housing into underdeveloped infill locations in just existing communities – specifically individuals with community transportation connections and industrial areas.
Multi-Spouse and children / Multi-Unit
The project also involves a new structure handbook for multi-relatives housing. Multi-device tasks that satisfy the layout manual requirements can now be streamlined and authorized by county setting up employees, with increased requirements for public detect to neighboring home proprietors.
“Focusing on multi-family members household improvement in our existing downtown and main street regions makes economic and environmental sense,” mentioned Shawna Purvines, deputy director of Placer’s Local community Progress Useful resource Company. “It makes housing that’s additional reasonably priced for more of our inhabitants and demonstrates a expanding desire for housing selections nearer to transit and community facilities from so a lot of of our community customers.”
Other code amendments let for moveable tiny households as principal or accessory dwelling units and “cluster” ton developments such as cottage home communities or co-housing.
Moveable small properties will be authorized on appropriately zoned parcels in unincorporated places countywide, which includes the Lake Tahoe Basin, but will have the exact same drinking water, sewer and electrical connections demands as other lasting buildings. Their trailer chassis and wheels also have to have to be concealed driving skirting.
The modifications acquire effect July 14.