Campbell Planning Commission Public Hearing – January 27, 2015

ABAG Regional Housing Needs Assessment Campbell 2015-2023
ABAG Regional Housing Needs Assessment Campbell 2015-2023

For more detailed information about the Campbell Planning Commission Public Hearing, go here: HOUSING ELEMENT

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015, the Planning Commission of the City of Campbell will be holding a public hearing to consider the draft 2015 – 2023 Housing Element and its associated environmental review: the Negative Declaration and Initial Study. Information on the Planning Commission Public Hearing is provided below:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015
7:30 p.m.

Planning Commission Public Hearing
City Council Chambers
70 N. First Street
Campbell, California 95008

The Housing Element is one of seven required Elements of the General Plan that is a policy-level document describing the policies and strategies to support housing opportunities to all economic segments of the community, including affordable housing. The Housing Element is the only Element of the General Plan that is required to be updated every five to eight years. The other Elements, including Land Use, Circulation (Traffic), Conservation, Open Space, Noise, and Safety do not require periodic updates and are part of the General Plan that typically has a horizon between 20 – 30 years.

The City’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation for 2015 – 2023 is 933 units and distributed as follows
As indicated earlier, the Housing Element is only a policy-level document. Therefore, it does not provide a blanket approval and/or entitlement of any particular property or site specific design expectations It merely states that existing land use designations and densities already codified within the Campbell Municipal Code and General Plan can accommodate the RHNA. No changes to the General Plan are therefore required. An environmental document also accompanies the draft Housing Element which is referred to as a “Negative Declaration” or ND. The ND basically states that the adoption of a Housing Element which involves no changes to the General Plan will not create environmental impacts. Developments that are individually submitted to the City for review and consideration will need a separate environmental review on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

As indicated earlier, the Housing Element is only a policy-level document. Therefore, it does not provide a blanket approval and/or entitlement of any particular property or site specific design expectations It merely states that existing land use designations and densities already codified within the Campbell Municipal Code and General Plan can accommodate the RHNA. No changes to the General Plan are therefore required. An environmental document also accompanies the draft Housing Element which is referred to as a “Negative Declaration” or ND. The ND basically states that the adoption of a Housing Element which involves no changes to the General Plan will not create environmental impacts. Developments that are individually submitted to the City for review and consideration will need a separate environmental review on a case-by-case basis in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).