6th Cycle General Plan Housing Element Update

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Richmond
Document Title
6th Cycle General Plan Housing Element Update
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The proposed project is the update to the Richmond Housing Element, which will cover an eight-year period between 2023 and 2031 (6th Cycle planning period). The City's Housing Element is a state-required element and is one of 15 elements that comprise the City's General Plan. The 5th Cycle Housing Element includes housing-related goals, policies, and programs to address the City's existing and future housing needs. It also identifies changes in the City's demographics, economics, and housing supply; analyzes housing constraints and resources; creates a plan that identifies sites for potential housing, and updates existing and/or develops new housing goals, objectives, policies, and programs as appropriate. The City, acting as Lead Agency, certified an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) (SCH#2008022018) as part of General Plan Update in 2012. The City has prepared an Addendum to the 2012 ElR, which describes the 5th Cycle Housing Element and compares its impacts to those identified in the 2012 General Plan ElR. The analysis demonstrates that the proposed project does not require the preparation of a subsequent or supplemental EIR per the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) statutes (Public Resources Code Section 21000 et seq.) and the CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations 15000 et seq.). More specifically, the 5th Cycle Housing Element would not result in a substantial increase in the severity of previously identified significant effects, since the 5th Cycle Housing Element would not change any of the existing General Plan land use designations, and new development during the 5th Cycle-would be subject to the same standards and review procedures currently in place. The Addendum to the 2012 EIR was adopted by the Richmond City-Council on January 24, 2023, together: with the proposed project.

Contact Information

Lina Velasco
Agency Name
City of Richmond
Job Title
Community Development Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Contra Costa
State Highways
I-580; I-80

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
City of Richmond
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Contra Costa
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://www.ci.richmond.ca.us/4372/Resources. Also available at Richmond City Hall, Community Development Department (450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA. 94804)


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum to 2012 EIR)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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