The state’s recently enacted Senate Housing Bill 330 means that if a specific plan or a general plan authorizes housing, housing is permitted – whereas previously housing was only permitted if both plans involved authorized it. The law also limits the discretionary power of local authorities in approving new housing projects.
“Under SB 330, housing is permitted if the GP or NCRSP permits residential uses, which the city never intended when those two documents were approved,” Yee said. “A proposed housing development project is not considered incompatible…if the housing development project conforms to the objective standards and criteria of the general plan, but the zoning of the project site is incompatible with the general plan.”
In light of this conflict, the city’s Master Plan 2040 update is an opportunity to align the land use vision in the core, according to Yee.
Another unexpected complication with the NCSRP as it stands is that 10 years after its inception in 2010, the 295-acre mixed-use neighborhood envisioned by city officials at the time seems increasingly irrelevant to residents. current resident needs.
“Despite the city’s efforts to implement the NCRSP vision over the past decade, as detailed in the retail analysis, the landscape of mid-to-large-scale retail and office space changed with the need to review the viability of the Plan,” Yee said.
The San Ramon City Council is due to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday (September 13). The agenda is available here.
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Council members will vote on reaching an agreement with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority to advance the use of Measure J funds for the maintenance and improvement of city streets and pathways.
Council will appoint the members of the Housing Advisory Committee.