General Plan Amendment 08-01 Adoption of the 2005-2010 Housing Element Update and General Plan Amendment 08-02 Related Amendment to the Land Use Element of GP


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Poway, City of (City of Poway)
Document Title
General Plan Amendment 08-01 Adoption of the 2005-2010 Housing Element Update and General Plan Amendment 08-02 Related Amendment to the Land Use Element of GP
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
State law requires that every City prepare and adopt a Housing Element to be included as part of the City's General Plan. Additionally, the Government Code requires that every City periodically amend their Housing Element. The project consists of adoption of the 2005-2010 Housing Element update in compliance with the State of California Government Code Sections 65580-65589.8. The project also includes related amendments to the text of the Land Use Element of the General Plan necessary to implement the programs contained in the updated Housing Element. The Housing Element includes four major components: (1) an assessment of the community's housing needs; (2) an inventory of resources and constraints relevant to meeting the community's housing needs; (3) a statement of goals, policies, and quantified objectives that will guide the implementation of specific programs; and (4) a housing program to be implemented over a specific period that describes the implementation actions to be taken by the City to meet the needs. The project also consists of the following changes to the Land Use Element to be consistent with the 2005-2010 Housing Element update: (1) inclusion of a reference to the 2005-2010 Regional Housing Needs Allocation; (2) modification to the Affordable Housing Overlay designator to include two designators: Affordable Housing Overlay for Lower Income Households (AH-L) and Affordable Housing Overlay for Moderate Income Households (AH-M); (3) allowing densities up to 30 dwelling units per acre rather than up to 25 dwelling units per acre for properties with an AH-L or AH-M designator; (4) elimination of the requirement of a Specific Plan for properties with the AH-L designator; and (5) allow three-story buildings within the 35 foot height limit rather than two stories within the 35 foot height limit on properties with the AH-M or AH-L designation in order to achieve a density of 30 dwelling units per acre.

Contact Information
Patti Brindle
City of Poway
13325 Civic Center Drive
Poway, CA 92064-5755

Phone : (858) 668-4604


San Diego
Cross Streets
State Highways
56 and 67
Poway Unified School District
Numerous creeks

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
General Plan Amendment General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 Department of Housing and Community Development Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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