On Tuesday October 5th, 2021 the City Council approved the 6th Cycle 2021-2029 Housing Element. The 6th Cycle Housing Element will now be submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review and compliance with State mandates.
Join us as we look forward to address the City's future housing needs as part of the update of the Housing Element, a key component of the City's General Plan. Click the link at the bottom of this page to review the draft. Participation by all economic segments in the preparation of the Housing Element is important to the City of Redondo Beach and required by State law. This process not only includes residents of the community, but also coordinates participation among local agencies and housing groups, community organizations, and housing sponsors.
To date the City has held multiple General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) meetings, City-wide community meetings, and most recently upwards of six public hearings beginning in April of 2021 with the City’s Planning Commission and City Council that have focused on meeting the City’s future housing needs. This draft Housing Element represents the culmination of the City’s robust efforts over the past few years working closely with the GPAC, the community, local agencies and housing groups, and the City’s appointed and elected officials.
Below is a brief summary of the contents within the City’s Draft Housing Element for the 2021-2029 planning period followed by a link to the draft document.
The Housing Element is concerned with specifically identifying ways in which the housing needs of existing and future resident populations can be met. This Housing Element represents the City of Redondo Beach’s sixth Housing Element update and covers a planning period of October 15, 2021 to October 15, 2029. The Housing Element identifies strategies and programs that focus on:
- Conserving and improving existing affordable housing;
- Providing adequate housing sites;
- Assisting in the development of affordable housing;
- Removing governmental and other constraints to housing development; and
- Promoting equal housing opportunities.
An important goal of this element is to preserve the character of existing single-family residential neighborhoods and continue to improve the low, medium, and higher density multi-family residential neighborhoods. Diversity in the types of housing in the City is necessary to accommodate a population with varying socioeconomic needs. This Housing Element provides policies and programs to address these issues. The Redondo Beach Housing Element consists of the following major components:
Introduction: An overview of the purpose and contents of the Housing Element (Section 1).
Housing Needs Assessment: An analysis of the demographic and housing characteristics and trends (Section 2).
Housing Constraints: A review of potential market, governmental, and environmental constraints to meeting the identified housing needs (Section 3).
Housing Resources: An evaluation of resources available to address housing goals (Section 4).
Review of Past Accomplishments: An evaluation of accomplishments under the adopted Housing Element (Section 5).
Housing Plan: A statement of the Housing Plan to address the identified housing needs, including housing goals, policies and programs (Section 6).
Click on the links below to view the Draft Housing Element and appendices:
Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element as adopted by City Council on October 5, 2021 (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
CA Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) Comment Letter on Redondo Beach Draft Housing Element (9/2/2021) (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
Final Initial Study/Negative Declaration with Response to Comments (9/10/2021) (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
Planning Commission Public Hearing Administrative Report September 16, 2021 (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
Planning Commission PowerPoint Presentation September 16, 2021 (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration and Notice of Public Hearing before the Planning Commission (ensure pop-ups are enabled as the document will open in a new window)
The Draft Housing Element reflects residential land use changes that were adopted by City Council in their consideration of the overall Land Use Element update which is part of the concurrent General Plan Update (www.redondo.org/PLANredondo). Click on the links to view the City Council adopted Draft Land Use Plan Map (adopted by City Council May 18, 2021) and Draft Land Use Categories
The City is accepting comments by mail or email. Submit your written comments to either:
City of Redondo Beach Planning Division 415 Diamond St. Redondo Beach, CA 90277
The Draft Housing Element will be considered at public hearings by the Planning Commission on September 16, 2021 and then the City Council on October 5, 2021.
The written comments we receive will be provided to the Planning Commission and the City Council as part of their consideration of the City's Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element.