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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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