City housing authorities can plan to take the next step in building a City of Villages in San Diego. The villages strategy that connects housing to transit allover the city is the framework for the future of home building marked out in the 2013-2020 housing element city councilmembers approved for the city's general plan on Monday, March 4th.
An update to the housing element is needed every 8 years to satisfy a state law requirement.
The plan is to undertake village housing projects that add over 85,000 units by the end of 2020 to the housing stock that exited on January 1st in 2010.
San Diego is to remain a model for sustainable development. Lowering vehicle trips will stay steady work for the builders who put in the village housing and travel pathways. The California Air Resources Board set a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions 7 percent by 2020 to go far enough to make San Diego a city that has carried out the sustainable living plan in SB 375. In addition to building near travel junctions, builders will use green construction during both new building projects and rebuilding projects.
Livability again is a top goal for the new communities resdients can count on using walking in everyday. New stock can not leave out homes fit for lower income locals to live in.
Officials will counteract plans to convert affordable housing to market rate housing to ensure the number of homes for low income and very low income households is enough. Developers can not miss on using land that is either vacant or redevelopable. Though there is space to build over 126,000 new units for households with any level of any income, the affordable housing crisis continues in San Diego. Choosing the right pieces of land for affordable housing is work again due at the city council that must agree on the acreage counts each type of housing can take up. Near 40 percent the new stock has to have a price that is affordable.
Properties in the city will get filled with a full range of development densities to meet the stock goals in the 2013-2020 housing element.
An approval came at the end of a public participation campaign that involve inviting over 5,000 citizens to each ofa series of workshops. On July 27th last year, a public workshop was held at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in Encanto. Public comments were made a feature in the local housing plan.
This is a Center Line Policy Alert.