The Second Unit Ordinance comes before the Planning Board this evening at Alameda City Hall. However, consideration of the Density Bonus Ordinance has been stayed indefinitely, ostensibly because the Planning Board wants to consider it in parallel with discussion of the new Housing Element. Use of the Density Bonus Law could be a viable [...]
At the November 10th Planning Board meeting, the City of Alameda Planning Board was set to discuss a CEQA negative declaration on a proposed density bonus law ordinance. Then, the Alameda Sun published a cover story about the density bonus law ordinance, and the Nov. 10th Planning Board meeting was cancelled. The density bonus law [...]
Readers may have seen the Alameda Sun’s above-the-fold cover page story this week called “Bonus Law Could Pave SunCal’s Way.” SunCal has been ignoring the potential use of the density bonus to keep the number of homes at Alameda Point down while still providing transit oriented mixed-use development.
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In September we wrote about how SunCal has ignored the density bonus law to cluster housing at Alameda Point to support transit-oriented-development. In November, a local density bonus ordinance is coming before the Planning Board.
SunCal has released their concept for Alameda Point. As expected, they have ignored the potential to use the California State Density Bonus Law to cluster housing for transit-oriented-development, and their timeline does not note the need to put the question of an exemption to Measure A for Alameda Point to a vote.
The density bonus law is up for discussion before the City of Alameda Planning Board and the public, as part of the effort to pull together a state-mandated 2007 – 2014 Housing Element for the city. Long-time readers know that Action Alameda has advocated an examination of the density bonus law as a potential means [...]
At the Monday July 28 Planning Board meeting, the Board will hold a housing workshop which is intended to gather public input about, among other things, the use of the density bonus law in Alameda. Action Alameda has long advocated that use of the density bonus law be examined as a way of providing affordable [...]
The law firm of Myers Nave provides a straightforward review, and a little history, of the California Density Bonus Law here. The law has been on the books since 1979 but never exercised in Alameda.
That’s odd, because use of the density bonus law would probably provide a reasonable compromise between the pro-Measure A and [...]
Here is the report from the New York University Furman Center on Inclusionary Housing and the San Francisco Bay area’s use of the of density bonus law to provide more affordable housing.