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Adopted Plans, Completed Reports, and Ordinances -

  • Southside Plan (2011)
  • Berkeley General Plan (2003)
  • Housing Element of the General Plan (2010)
  • Creeks Ordinance Administration (2004)
  • Berkeley Bicycle Plan (2000)
  • South Shattuck Strategic Plan (1997)
  • University Avenue Strategic Plan (1996)
  • Downtown Berkeley Design Guidelines (2012)
  • West Berkeley Plan (1993)
  • Downtown Plan (1990)
  • Waterfront Master Plan (1986)
  • [more...]

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    Housing Element -

    City of Berkeley 2009-2014 Housing Element

    Project Manager: Jordan Harrison, Associate Planner
    Phone: (510) 981-7416
    Email:
     JHarrison@cityofberkeley.info

    The City of Berkeley Housing Element serves as the City's framework for housing goals and policies.  The state-required planning document is intended to guide decisions that will facilitate the development, rehabilitation, and availability of housing in Berkeley. 

    The Berkeley City Council adopted the 2009-2014 Housing Element on October 19, 2010 with resolution No. 65,076. 


    Adopted 2009-2014 HOUSING ELEMENT (October 19, 2010)

    A copy of the Housing Element is available for review at the Planning Department Zoning Counter, 2120 Milvia Street.

     

    Section

    Size

    Cover

    17 KB

    Table of Contents

    100 KB

    Chapter 1 - Introduction

    127 KB

    Chapter 2 - Community Profile and Housing Needs Assessment

    523 KB

    Chapter 3 - Projected Housing Needs and Land Resources

    134 KB

    Chapter 4 - Potential Constraints to Housing Production

    205 KB

    Chapter 5 - Objectives, Policies and Actions

    232 KB

    Chapter 6 - Housing Programs and Quantified Objectives

    1 MB

    Appendix A1 - Site Inventory and Capacity Analysis Background by Area (text)

    315 KB

    Appendix A2- Site Inventory and Capacity Analysis Background by Area (maps)

    18.5 MB

    Appendix B - Summary of Development Standards

    94 KB

    Appendix C - Zoning District and General Plan Designation Background

    192 KB

    Appendix D - Community Participation Background

    79.3 KB

    Letters from the Public

    824 KB


    HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Opportunity site inventory and residential capacity analysis
    As part of the 2009 Housing Element update, Berkeley is required to identify land that is suitable for enough development to allow 2,431 new residential units.  To meet this goal, city staff reviewed records on Berkeley properties to find those with potential for new residential or mixed-use construction. Information about the identified sites, the analysis methodology, and state law requirements is available through the following link:

    http://www.cityofberkeley.info/ContentDisplay.aspx?id=37820

     


    PUBLIC MEETINGS

    Meeting Date

    Staff Reports or
    Meeting Summary

     Presentations

     

    City Council Public Hearing
    Revised Draft 2009 Housing Element
    October 19, 2010
    City Council Chambers


    10-19-10 CC Staff Report


    10-19-10 Presentation

     

    Housing Advisory Commission Meeting
    Revised Draft 2009 Housing Element
    September 16, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
    South Berkeley Senior Center

     

     


    Planning Commission Meeting
    Revised Draft 2009 Housing Element
    September 15, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
    North Berkeley Senior Center

    9-15-10 PC Staff Report

     


    Planning Commission Meeting
    Revisions to the Draft 2009 Housing Element
    July 14, 2010, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

     7-14-10 PC Staff Report

     7-14-10 Presentation


    Planning Commission Meeting
    Housing Element Update: California Office of Housing and
    Community Development (HCD)
    Comments on the draft 2009 Housing Element
    February 24, 2010, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

     2-24-10 PC Staff Report


     (NONE)



    Planning Commission Meeting
    Review of Complete Draft Housing Element
    November 18, 2009, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

     11-18-09 PC Staff Report

     (NONE)


    Planning Commission Meeting
    Review of draft Programs chapter and revised Policies chapter
    September 23, 2009, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

    9-23-09 PC Staff Report

    (NONE)


    Community Meeting, Planning Commission
    Constraints on Housing
    September 9, 2009, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

    9-9-09 PC Staff Report

    (NONE)


    Community Meeting, Housing Advisory Commission
    Revised Objectives
    July 9, 2009, 7:00 pm
    South Berkeley Senior Center

    7-9-09 HAC Staff Report

    (NONE)


    Planning Commission Meeting
    Community Profile and Housing Needs Assessment
    Draft Objectives
    July 8, 2009, 7:00 PM
    North Berkeley Senior Center

    7-8-09 PC Staff Report

    (NONE)


    Community Meeting, Planning Commission
    Constraints on Housing
    June 24, 2009, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

    6-24-09 PC Staff Report

    (NONE)


    Housing Advisory Commission Meeting
    Review of draft Policies chapter
    June 4, 2009, 7:00 pm
    South Berkeley Senior Center

     

    (NONE)


    Community Meeting, Planning Commission
    Housing Sites Inventory &
    Residential Capacity

    May 27, 2009, 7:00 pm
    North Berkeley Senior Center

    5-27-09 PC Staff Report

    5-27-09 Presentation


    Community Meeting, Housing Advisory Commission
    April 16, 2009, 7:00 pm
    South Berkeley Senior Center

    (NONE)

    4-16-09 Presentation


    Community Meeting
    March 23, 2009, 7:00 pm

    3-23-09 Comments

    3-23-09 Presentation


    Planning Commission Meeting
    February 25, 2009, 7:00 pm

    (NONE)

    2-25-09 Presentation


    Planning Commission Meeting
    November 5, 2008, 7:00 pm

    11-5-08 PC Staff Report

    (NONE)


    Planning Commission Meeting
    September 24, 2008, 7:00 pm

    9-24-08 PC Staff Report

    9-24-08 Presentation

     

     

     


    The City prepared a Negative Declaration (ND) on the 2009 Berkeley Housing Element.  The public review period on the ND was March 22 to April 20, 2010.

     


    Previous Housing Element
    Adopted December 18, 2001 by Resolution No. 61,397
    Revised October 18, 2005 by Resolution No. 63,089

    • Title and Table of Contents (PDF, 58 KB)
    • Chapters I - IV:  Introduction, Policy Background, Element Objectives, Policies and Actions (PDF, 726 KB)
    • Chapter V:  Housing Supply, Demand, and Need with attachments (PDF, 4 MB)
    • Chapter VI: Berkeley's Housing Programs (PDF, 1.15 MB)

    Housing Element Resources
    The following resources provide technical assistance and information on the recommended process and content of a Housing Element.

    • Housing and Community Development (HCD) summary, State Housing Element Law, August 31, 2005 (PDF, 1 MB)
    • HCD summary, "Incentives for Housing Element Compliance," January 2008 (PDF, 55 KB)
    • ABAG memorandum transmitting the Final Regional Housing Needs Allocation to the ABAG Executive Board, adopted May 15, 2008 (PDF, 26 KB)
    • ABAG Blueprint 2001, Housing Element Ideas and Solutions, Pages 14-57, "How to Prepare An Effective Housing Element" (PDF, 2.25 MB)
    • State Housing Element Law, Government Code Section 65580-65589.8
    • List of additional resources (PDF, 17 KB)
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    Welcome to the Southside Plan Page - 'new' icon The Southside Plan, along with the associated Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), General Plan amendments, and Zoning Ordinance additions and amendments, was adopted by the City Council at the public hearing held September 27, 2011.  Thank you for your interest and participation in the Southside Plan. [more...]

    The West Berkeley Plan (1993) - This plan aims at reinforcing the dynamic mix of industrial, office, arts and crafts, residential, retail and institutional activities in this vital district of the city. The document is the result of a unique planning process initiated by an informal committee sponsored by the Planning Commission, consisting of artists, laborers, residents, environmentalists, manufacturers, retailers, church groups, and community service organizations. This plan is also available for purchase at the Planning and Development Department at 2120 Milvia Street for $10. [more...]

    Panoramic Hill Project: Modifications to ES-R Zoning District - The City Council is scheduled to consider modifications to the ESR (Panoramic Hill) zoning regulation on April 27, 2010.  The staff report for the ordinance will be available on the City Council agenda website on the Thursday before the meeting (April 22, 2010).  The draft revised ordinance is found below.  [more...]

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