Comment on the draft Housing Element draft environment study by 11/8!
Published on October 05, 2021
NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY & INTENT TO ADOPT A NEGATIVE DECLARATION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all responsible agencies and interested parties that the City of Culver City (City), as the Lead Agency, has prepared an Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND) pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) that evaluates the potential environmental impacts of the proposed project identified below. The IS/ND indicates that the proposed project would not result in significant environmental impacts.
PROJECT TITLE: Culver City 2021-2029 Housing Element Update
APPLICANT/OWNER: City of Culver City
PROJECT LOCATION: Culver City, CA
DUE DATE FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON THE IS/ND: 5:30 PM on Monday, November 8, 2021
PROJECT LOCATION: The Housing Element Update applies citywide. Culver City is located in the westside region of Los Angeles County, and is developed with a variety of land uses including established residential neighborhoods, commercial corridors, industrial uses, public facilities, studios, cemeteries, and parks. See figure below.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: In compliance with Government Code Section 65580 et. seq., the City is updating its Housing Element for the planning period of 2021-2029. California Government Code Section 65302(c) mandates that each local agency within California includes a Housing Element in its General Plan. The 2021-2029 Housing Element provides a framework for meeting the housing needs of existing and future resident populations within the city based on the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) of 3,341 units. The Housing Element identifies and analyzes existing and projected housing needs within the city and includes the City’s goals, policies, quantified objectives, and scheduled programs to preserve, improve, and develop housing. To accommodate RHNA, the 2021-2029 Housing Element identifies four strategies: applying two approaches to consolidate Low Density Two Family, Three Family, and Multiple Family designations into a new Incremental Infill designation; identifying sites for conversions/additions and redevelopment; identifying opportunity sites for future residential housing, intensifying existing multi-family neighborhoods, and integrating residential uses in commercial and industrial areas.
COMMENT PERIOD: The Advance Planning Division welcomes and will consider all comments regarding the potential environmental impacts of the Project as addressed in the IS/ND. The proposed IS/ND’s 30-day review period begins on Thursday, October 7, 2021 and ends on Monday, November 8, 2021. Written comments should be received on or before November 8, 2021 at 5:30 PM. Written comments should refer to the Project by its title (noted above) and be emailed to email@example.com or addressed to:
Ashley Hefner Hoang, AICP, Advance Planning Manager
City of Culver City Advance Planning Division
9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 253-5740
Copies of the IS/ND can be reviewed on the project website, at City Hall at the Current Planning Division counter, and the Culver City Julian Dixon Library. Hardcopies can be requested from the Advance Planning Division, City Hall, Third Floor, 9770 Culver Boulevard, Culver City, CA 90232-0507 (handicap accessible location). City Hall business hours are 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, except alternate Fridays. Please contact staff in advance to ensure availability at (310) 253-5740 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advance Planning, a Community Development Department division, leads the GPU process. Advance Planning staff and the City’s consultants are updating the General Plan to plan for the future of Culver City and address factors that can improve daily life for all. Visit the project website for more information.
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