Housing Element Update

The 3rd Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element is Available for Review
On February 18, 2015 the Larkspur City Council adopted Resolution No. 07/15 directing city staff to forward the 2nd Draft 2015-2023 Housing Element (February 2015) to the State Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for 60-day review and comment. After incorporating minor changes requested by HCD in their review, HCD has issued a letter stating that the current draft would comply with State housing element law. Staff will be sending the 3rd Draft Housing Element update to the Planning Commission and City Council for adoption in May. All the above referenced documents, including a summary of the edits can be reviewed below. Please note that the revisions made in response to the HCD comments are provided in blue:
For more background on the Housing Element update process, please review this message from the Planning and Building Director: here and the 2nd Draft (February 2015) can be viewed here.

Upcoming Meetings
The City Council will hold a Public Hearing on the May 20, 2015. This will be held in the City Council Chambers in City Hall at 400 Magnolia Avenue. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.

CEQA Review:
A Negative Declaration of environmental impact has been prepared for the project pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Based upon the Initial Study, it has been determined that update to the Housing Element will not result in significant, adverse environmental effects and all potential adverse effects can be brought to less-than-significant level with implementation of city-wide policies, programs, and regulations. You can view the Draft Negative Declaration and Initial Study here. Written comments will be accepted at the Planning Department until the close of the public review period on May 18, 2015.

You can subscribe to receive the link for the City Council agenda and materials meetings and agenda at the top of the Notify Me page. These materials are typically available on the Friday before the meeting. You can also check this page for meeting updates and subscribe to the Planning Calendar at the bottom of the Notify Me page to receive e-notifications of all Housing Element meetings and events.

Other Documents and Materials
January 27, 2015 Planning Commission Public Hearing on the Draft Housing Element:
October 21, 2014 Housing Element Workshop
Public Participation
Community members are encouraged to comment on the Housing Element Update at any time during the process. You may submit comments to the Planning Department by email or by calling (415) 927-5038.

2010 Housing Element
The current Housing Element, adopted in 2010, addresses the 2007-2014 planning cycle. The Element will be updated to reflect the City's current RHNA and other changes in State law since the Element's adoption.