Project Name: 2021-2029 (6th Cycle) Housing Element
Applicant: City of Huntington Beach
The Housing Element, which is a component of the Huntington Beach General Plan, provides direction for implementation of various programs to meet existing and projected future housing needs for all income levels within Huntington Beach. The City’s projected housing need for the 6th Cycle Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) planning period (2021-2029) is 13,368 dwelling units (11,743 units when accounting for existing applications and projects that are currently under review).
State housing law requires the City to specify the number of housing units that can realistically be accommodated on candidate housing sites. The City is not required to build dwelling units in order to meet its RHNA allocation, only to identify potential sites and create the framework to allow the market the opportunity to develop these units. Therefore, the City has developed a Housing Program to accommodate the lower-income RHNA units, including amendments to existing land use designations and zoning districts, an affordable housing overlay, and identification of underutilized, residentially-zoned parcels in an inventory of 378 candidate housing sites (approximately 419 acres).
Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report
The City of Huntington Beach is requesting comments on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for the City’s Housing Element Update (2021-2029) Implementation Program. The Draft SEIR discusses the Housing Element Update’s potential physical impacts on the environment, ways in which potential environmental impacts may be minimized (mitigation), and alternatives to the Project.
The Draft SEIR will be available for public review and comment for 45 days commencing on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 and ending on Monday, August 15, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. All comments shall be submitted via e-mail, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service no later than 5:00 p.m. on August 15, 2021.
All comments shall be submitted in writing, including your name, address, and concerns, to:
Alyssa Helper, Associate Planner
City of Huntington Beach
Department of Community Development
2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
or via e-mail to:
Project Status: Planning
Project Planner: Alyssa Helper
Last Updated: June 28, 2022